Mark Anderson, spokesperson for Sussex Safer Roads Partnership, has revealed drivers claimed their plates handed their MOT check regardless of not following rules. Nonetheless, Mr Anderson warned drivers could also be merely placing unlawful plates again on their automobiles after a check to keep away from being caught out throughout their yearly examination.
“Or if they’re really getting by way of the MOTs with the unlawful plates on.”
He added: “We exit day-after-day and implement the foundations of the street and everybody who’s stopped with quantity plates, the very first thing they may say is ‘it obtained by way of the MOT simply wonderful’.”
Nonetheless, the DVSA has hit again in opposition to the allegations, saying testers do appropriately fail automobiles with incorrect quantity plates.
A DVSA spokersperson stated:”We all know MOT testers appropriately fail automobiles with non-standard quantity plates. The nationwide MOT failure knowledge proves this.
“There isn’t a incentive for an MOT tester to cross a non-standard quantity plate.
“DVSA takes sturdy motion in opposition to any poor high quality MOT checks which may embody a ban from testing.”
In accordance with GOV.UK drivers may very well be fined as much as £1,000 for having incorrect quantity plates put in on their automobile.
The federal government says drivers may also fail their MOT check in the event that they drive with incorrectly displayed registration plates.
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Any plate which doesn’t adjust to the DVLA’s strict rules will break the regulation together with element on character spacing and the depth of every character.
The entrance plate should be white with black characters whereas the rear plate ought to be yellow with black lettering.
Nonetheless, many street customers have been caught with present plates on their automobiles regardless of these being not legally allowed on the street.
These may be bought with any design and structure with costs ranging from as little as £20.
Eric Smith, Head of MOT at KwikFit hunted related know-how may very well be the best way to handle issues surrounding unlawful quantity plates at MOT checks.
Linked know-how places the management by the hands of subtle instruments which takes out points surrounding human error and mechanics lacking out on any unlawful designs.
Mr Smith stated: “The second you press ‘begin MOT brake check’ it takes an image of the automobile within the curler brake tester.
“You possibly can see the registration clearly, you possibly can see that it is a Volkswagen Golf and it is purple. So you understand it is that automobile that has been on that curler.
“It not solely states that you’ve got now obtained the automobile as being MOT’d within the website it takes out the unscrupulous those who they do an MOT check and so they know their brakes are going to fail so that they put one other automobile on the curler brake tester.
“They can not do this with me as a result of we put this image on and we are able to return and say no it was that automobile which was within the website.
“We’ve additionally obtained a little bit factor happening with DVSA taking a look at working with Quantity plate recognition.”
Peter Lawton, an knowledgeable on the SMMT has additionally prompt the UK’s Automated Quantity Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras may very well be used to search out quantity plate offenders.