CLOSE to 650,000 immature drivers could be out on a highway though a stream MOT, according to a new study.
Research found that a whopping 23 per cent of a 2.8million immature drivers opposite a UK have put off renewing their roadworthiness check – withdrawal them during risk of a intensity £2,500 fine.
Conducted by Co-op Insurance, a investigate estimated that as many as 644,000 motorists aged 17-24 could be pushing around though a critical roadworthiness check, carrying put off removing a service.
A serve 16 per cent, or 448,000, pronounced they would expected put off submitting their automobile for an MOT when it came time to replenish it.
Drivers that destroy to refurbish their MOT can accept a £1,000 excellent – though if military find their automobile to be in a dangerous condition, that can be increasing to £2,500, a pushing anathema and 3 chastisement points.
Motorists can also be strike with a excellent if they expostulate their automobile after it has unsuccessful a exam – even if their stream MOT certificate is still valid.
Worryingly, a consult also found that one in 10 immature drivers didn’t consider removing an MOT was import, while 31 per cent didn’t even know when their subsequent use was due.
And some-more than a entertain pronounced they would try to equivocate removing a exam if they didn’t consider their automobile would pass.
Motorists claimed that services were too expensive, with 37 per cent observant cost would be a reason they put off renewing their MOT.
Cars that don’t have a stream MOT certificate haven’t been proven fit for a highway – and might even poise a risk to other motorists.
Late final year, a DVSA launched a new sign use to assistance drivers stay on tip of their MOT renovation date.
Nick Ansley, Head of Motor Insurance during a Co-op said: “It’s concerning that 39 per cent of immature drivers on a roads have or would put off an MOT.
“Servicing a automobile should be a priority for motorists to safeguard their automobile is protected both for them and associate drivers on a roads.
“With a new changes to a MOT, that can embody giveaway updates to advise motorists when their use is due, some-more motorists will actively take their car, on time, for a service.”
Big changes to a MOT are due to come in to force on May 20.
Dirty diesels will be targeted as one of a largest shake ups, with worse fume limits and new tests on whether diesel particulate filters (DPFs) are indeed working.
Under new regulations, defects on cars will also now be graded to establish either they can stay on a highway or not.
Faults will now be classed as dangerous, vital and teenager – with cars categorised as dangerous or vital automatically unwell a test.