A third of drivers 'delay MOT'
Friday 09 September 2011 | By Evolution InternetBack to Newsroom
New research into MOT renewals may interest those driving Mitsubishi L200 pickup trucks.
Kwik Fit conducted a survey that revealed 34 per cent of individuals fail to book their service in advance and, as a result, are in danger of being caught out.
David White, customer services director at the organisation, said: "With more police forces across the UK using cameras to automatically scan number plates ... those drivers who have forgotten to renew their MOT could be in for a rude awakening."
According to the results of the survey, there are 1.1 million people who choose not to get their certificate renewed on the due date, as they would rather delay the procedure as long as possible so they can save money.
However, vehicle owners were warned that this could be dangerous as 40 per cent of cars fail their annual MOT.
Current MOT fees are set at £54.85 for cars that carry up to eight passengers and are three years old.