The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is urging drivers to carry out regular, simple checks on their vehicles to avoid MOT fails and the accidents that defects cause.
Make sure that:
Check that brakes work smoothly, tyres are legal, headlights and other lights work, windscreen wipers and washers work, and the driver’s view of the road is clear of any obstruction.
Car defects contributing to accidents
The 2015 road casualties report for Great Britain shows that car defects were a contributory factor in 1,131 accidents.
Over 75% of defects that contributed to accidents were either braking or tyre issues.
The MOT is there to help avoid this and help you keep your vehicle safe to drive. However, you need to follow the standard to pass the MOT all year round.
Remember an MOT is not the same as a service and don't replace each other.
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