Mike has welcomed the Governments announcement that cars that were manufactured before 1960 will no longer have to pass an MoT test.
Pre-1960 vehicles make up about 0.6% of the total number of registered vehicles in the UK, but are involved in just 0.03% of road casualties and accidents. Mike Penning MP, Minister for Road Safety & Standards, has confirmed that the change will come into effect on 18th November. This is excellent news for Brighton & Hove and the local tourist industry, given that the city is a regular host to classic car events throughout the year.
Commenting, Mike said: I know that this move by the Government will be music to the ears of classic car and motorcycle enthusiasts. The Prime Minister is intent on removing rigid bureaucracy and its unintended consequences, so this announcement is another step in the right direction. Of course safety concerns are paramount, which is why moves to reduce the frequency of MoT tests were abandoned earlier in the year.