Members of the Motor Vehicle Repairers Association is appealing for its members to voice their concerns about the proposed introduction of a computerised MoT.
The MVRA has contacted its members to ask for their experience of the existing test and views on the delayed launch of the computerisation project, enabling it to influence the debate on the issue.
Barbara Herbert, MVRA sales and marketing manager, said: “Early replies show that many feel slightly aggrieved at the perceived lack of adequate consultation, but this can be easily remedied. We want to listen to our members, encourage participation in the debate and ensure concerns are addressed.”
She said that up until now the opinions of those at the 'coalface' – those carrying out MoT tests – were being ignored.
The MVRA will collate and analyse member feedback by the end of the month. This will be followed by the formation of an MVRA MoT focus group to “follow further developments in the MoT debate”.
The MoT computerisation project is being carried out by Siemens. All MoT records will be stored centrally on the Police National Computer when the computerisation system is fully implemented over the next two years.