ADIs in the North West are being reminded that mandatory MOT testing is being reintroduced from 1 August.

In March, vehicle owners were granted a six-month exemption, as part of plans to support key workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

However, with restrictions being eased and more people returning to the road, the Government says it is ‘vital’ motorists are able to keep their vehicles safe.

The re-introduction of MOT testing applies to car, motorcycle and van owners. Those with a MOT due date before 1 August will still receive a six-month exemption.

Baroness Vere, roads minister, said: “As people return to our roads, it is vital that motorists are able to keep their vehicles safe. That’s why as restrictions are eased, from 1 August MOT testing will again become mandatory.

“Garages across the country are open and I urge drivers who are due for their MOT to book a test as soon they can.”

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Many people across the country are going through difficult times right now, due to the unprecedented challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Driving instructors are no different.

But rest assured, there is always help at hand.

Local authorities in the north west are helping residents during this time and through the Engage Partnership, we are more than happy to direct ADIs to where you can find support in your local area.

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