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Classic cars may escape MOTs.

CLASSIC car owners could escape the need for MOT exams under new proposals put out to consultation.

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.
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Date:Nov 5, 2011
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