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DVA (NI) cancel MOT car testing

Exemption certificates being issued to all but taxis and first time car tests.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-51278271

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Exemption certificates being issued to all but taxis and first time car tests.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-51278271

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I thought the DUP wanted parity with the rest of the UK? Why is the NI first car test at 4 years unlike the remainder of the UK?
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It's time Government MoT centres in NI were cancelled and we had the same system as the rest of the UK.

Issuing exemption certificates makes vehicles safe does it?

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I thought the DUP wanted parity with the rest of the UK? Why is the NI first car test at 4 years unlike the remainder of the UK?
Their version of parity is very different from most folks, think same sex marriage, homosexual blood donation, women's right to choose, Sunday observance etc etc etc.

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It's time Government MoT centres in NI were cancelled and we had the same system as the rest of the UK.

Issuing exemption certificates makes vehicles safe does it?
The cracks found in the vehicle lifts were first found in October, their handling of the issue is anything but uplifting.

I personally don't have an issue with our DVA centres as it ensures consistency in testing and excludes the well known issue of cowboy garages, and you know we have our own very special range of cowboys here.

Unfortunately the management of the current centres plainly leaves a lot to be desired.

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Having had to run a fleet of vehicles never knowing how long the dealy for a test might be I would be glad to see them gone.

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Having had to run a fleet of vehicles never knowing how long the dealy for a test might be I would be glad to see them gone.
Big strides have been made recently due to the introduction of flexible working at all centres with them now working evenings and Saturdays.

You should have had a good fleet manager to plan ahead.

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Issuing exemption certificates makes vehicles safe does it?
French and NI first MOT at 4 years whilst GB is 3 years. The French MOT is then every 2 years up to 10 years old. Are French registered vehicles less safe than GB ones? I have noticed that the vans of market stall holders in France and Spain look a 'little unloved'? Are they less safe than GB ones?
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You can't plan for retest when they've failed a vehicle for something stupid.

Here's just one example. A van failed for too much movement in the steering rack rubbers. Even though the rubbers were perfect. A quick clean with silicone and jiggle a spanner on the bolts to make it look as though they'd been worked on, and it passed.

I have several other examples.
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hi all

i found out yesterday that when you have a motorhome inspected in germany every 2 years they will do a full gas safety test including checking test dates of gas bottles and hoses


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