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MOT Tests Suspended in Northern Ireland

by | 21 Feb 2020 | News

MOT Tests for cars and light vehicles have been suspended with immediate effect in Northern Ireland.

The The Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA) is a government agency of the Northern Ireland Department for Infrastructure. The agency is responsible for setting and enforcing standards for drivers and vehicles, registering drivers, and the issuing of licences.

An inspection of all vehicle lifts in Northern Ireland’s MOT centres has detected “signs of cracking” in 48 of the 55 lifts. MOT exemption certificates are being issued so motorists can still drive legally, whilst the faults are addressed and reassessed.

A similar exercise has not been carried out in Wales, but most test centres regularly service their vehicle lifting equipment to ensure safety for customers and employees. You can get an MOT test at our test centre in Port Talbot by calling us on 01639 886352.