Should MOTs move to every 4 years from 3 years?

MOT Test Station Sign out side garage ready for customers to see we do MOTs on both Petrol and Diesel cars
MOT Test Station Sign out side garage ready for customers to see we do MOTs on both Petrol and Diesel cars

From when the government first considered having MOTs every 4 years, everybody has seemed to have a strong opinion on this subject matter. Some people believe it is dangerous whereas others see it as a lot cheaper, convenient and unnecessary to have an MOT every 4 years.  So ultimately, should you be required to MOT your car every 3 or 4 years?

two men working on a MOT car checking for faults and advising on condition and safety of the vehicle to be on the road
two men working on a MOT car checking for faults and advising on condition and safety of the vehicle to be on the road

On the side that people believe that it should be every 3 years, the statistics really seem to be in their favour. For instance the numbers over the years have significantly dropped for three-four year cars without an MOT where, being a vehicle fault was responsible for the crash.  And on top of that the department for transport reported that safer technology and improved manufacturing quality meant that modern vehicles , were more likely to stay roadworthy for longer than cars produced a decade ago.  This goes to show the evolving world of car technologies is proving a lot safer that people would like to hesitantly accept, and the evolving world will prove to be much more efficient in the motor industry.

 

But some people are still hesitant to place their full trust and safety in technology .In a survey conducted by the AA, 26% of drivers believed in having an MOT every three years.  They believe that with such a fast growing and evolving motor industry, new problems and difficulties are bound to occur. But with this theory in fact it is quite the opposite, with safety technology evolving we are seeing less accidents due to vehicle error therefore, the reason for most accidents is in fact driver error or usage of mobile phones, as vehicle error  is vastly depleting as years go by as i previously mentioned.

On the whole as driver safety increases, we are more likely to see this law change to every four years; we could even see this become law in less than a year that is how seriously the government believe this law is safe and necessary. As car technologies advance accidents are lowered due to vehicle fault and in this ever evolving industry i believe that soon MOT’s will be compulsory every 4 years.