Classic cars may escape MOTs.
Transport minister Mike Penning said many vehicles produced before 1960 are very well maintained by the owners but do not fit well with modern MOT tests.
EU rules now allow the Government to set standards on cars of "historical interest" and exempt them from normal MOT rules.
And the Department for Transport said today it would launch a consultation on whether pre-1960, pre-1945, and pre-1920 vehicles should be exempted from the MOT test.
Motorists would still be obliged to make sure their cars are in a safe and proper condition.
|Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback|
|Publication:||Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)|
|Date:||Nov 5, 2011|
|Previous Article:||CHURCH WINS pounds 25K HERITAGE FUNDING; Work on vital repairs can now begin on 970-year-old listed building.|
|Next Article:||WARWICKSHIRE STARS AGAIN IN HIT TV DRAMA; Historic hall and county farm provide settings as popular show Land Girls returns to screens.|