Some important notes about M.O.T: All EC states must comply with a Directive to ensure that vehicles using public roads are mechanically safe and operate within emissions limits. In mainland Britain, cars and light commercial vehicles must be Tested when they are three years old and annually thereafter (this varies throughout the EC).
The UK MOT now covers over 150 checks of safety- related and emissions systems.
Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency is the government agency responsible for the MOT, and they have commissioned Siemens to computerize the MOT Test. From the vehicle owner’s point of view this simply means that instead of writing the results of the Test onto a form, the MOT Tester keys the results directly into the main computer from his or her terminal at the Testing Station. DVSA believe that
computerization will significantly improve the security of the Test certificates and reduce fraud, as well as bringing many other benefits.