MoT testers are calling for the Vehicle Inspectorate to consider providing compensation if the new MoT computer system crashes during its introduction in the next two years.
The concerns were raised by RMI MoT expert Ian Davis-Knight.
He said: "I have spoken to quite a large number of MoT testers who are worried that if the system goes down, they potentially face a loss of revenue. They believe it is a reasonable request that should the system crash, the VI provides them with financial compensation. I have taken testers' concerns to the VI. It has said it will look into the request and report back."
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."