- Dec 15, 2008
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- PRESTON, LANCS.
- Your Mercedes
- 97. E300.TD. 7 SEAT.ELEGANCE. EST.TOYOTA SUPRA MK4. RS. VAUX. CORSA.GLS AUTO. SPORT.
hi everyone, the mot test was introduced many years ago in the uk when steering and brake failures on old sheds were making the headlines. today i think the test has lost it's way. how can you rationalise a car which has covered 1,000 miles in the year with a car which has travelled 50,000 miles? it's a nonsense. modern cars in the main have out grown the need for the test. if a motorist is involved in an accident then carry out the test. the uk is the best example in the eec for the "tail wagging the dog". why should 98% of responsible drivers have to pay £45 / yr. for a test when vehicle failures are used by the 3% of motorists who do not go near the mot test and have no insurance. then there is the test itself, the uk is an anual test, rest of eec is every two years ? ( the eec made us lose our red diesel derogation for boats but we cannot have the two year mot ) ? in the past few months in our mot test we now have a orange indicator flasher test,if the bulbs have faded you fail the test, brake fluid moisture test, tow ball latteral monement test, and yesterday they added the number plate test, the plate has to quote the BS number, the broker id, and the reflective level. all this makes me wonder if the powers that be want us to have cars which are more than three years old? again the 3% who alter their plates for crime, speeding, congestion charge avoidance, are laughing at all this. the law abiding tax paying responsible motorists are having the p---s taken out of them. just watch your tv about traffic cops, what a good secure job they enjoy, top model vehicles,helicopters, all the electronic wizardry, 90% of them very overweight, laughing and joking at the things they have to deal with. the good news is these jobs in the near future are destined to come into local authorities and run by the traffic control civilian workforce, ( subject to new labour staying in power) let's face it if you can drive fast with impunity and take notes and sweep glass off the motorway like most of us can, then you do not need to be earning £30,000 / yr. the real police dealing with crime have a much more demanding dangerous job which we should all value and respect. herbiemercman.