MoT crackdown after DVSA investigations
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has banned 335 people and 156 garages from conducting MoT tests.
Investigations were conducted into more than 2,000 allegations of testing fraud over the last year. The DVSA said examples of illegal conduct included awarding passing certificates to vehicles that should have failed their inspection, awarding passing certificates to vehicles that have not been inspected at all or where bribes have been taken.
Commenting, DVSA Director of Enforcement Marian Kitson said: “Although most garage owners and MoT testers follow the rules and work within legitimately run businesses, there are still those who try to cheat the system.
“MoT fraud effectively allows unsafe vehicles on the road, so we’ll come down hard on the perpetrators to protect the public and integrity of the MoT.”
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