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Consultation launched to introduce changes to MOT test

A consultation has been launched on introducing changes to the MOT test

A CONSULTATION has been launched on introducing changes to the MOT test.

The Department for Infrastructure (DfI) said the proposed changes relate to periodic roadworthiness tests and will include the testing of reverse lights and forward fog lamps, where fitted.

Currently, reversing lamps and forward fog lamps - where fitted - are already required to be operational where a vehicle is used on a public road.

Until now, however, they have not been tested during MOT, PSV or goods vehicle tests. Some existing exemptions from testing for special purpose vehicles are being removed.

The proposed changes will bring Northern Ireland in line with both Britain and the rest of Europe in relation to standards for roadworthiness testing.

The consultation, which is seeking views on how best to introduce the changes, runs until November 2.

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