Motor Industry News
VOSA's MOT computerisation has announced that it has carried out over 50m MOTs.
A company in Newcastle was the MOT station that carried out the actual 50 millionth check on a Ford Focus which was issued with a new MOT. The success of VOSA's new system, with their IT partners Siemens, can be appreciated when you consider that 25m tests took 15 months to register on the system and the second 25m only 9 months.
This was started in 2005 and is now in all 18,700 private MOT stations in the United Kingdom. This mileage will be shortly made available to the general public and will be a great asset to anti-clocking campaigners such as mycarcheck.com, a subsidiary of CDL Stockport.
A few interesting statistics:
- There were 50,088,244 MOT tests on the system
- 36,529,855 (73%) passed their MOT
- 97.13% were Class IV, (mainly cars) and 2.87% were Class I & II (mainly motorcycles)