Drivers face MoT failure and rising repair bills as European rules impose 20 additional safety checks on brakes, steering, and lighting

Drivers face MoT failures and rising repair bills as EU imposes twenty ADDITIONAL safety checks on brakes, steering, and lightingThousands of drivers who ignore dashboard warning-lights face the chargesThe European rule changes reflect the massive growth in in-car electronics New changes aim to establish minimum technical standards across Europe

but on an advisory-only basis. From today
any defects could mean a failed test.

Rory Carlin, of Halfords Autocentres,
said: 'We have been preparing for these changes and offering advice to
motorists for more than a year now in order to help them stay on the
road and ensure the safety of the vehicles they drive. It is best to
have your vehicle properly serviced before submitting it for a test.'

The MoT was introduced in 1960 by transport minister Ernest Marples. It costs a maximum of 54.85 for a standard car.