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The government has announced it has abandoned planned changes to the MOT testing system.

Under the proposals, MOT tests were to switch from annual to every two years, but transport secretary Justine Greening has confirmed that the plans have been scrapped after vocal opposition from a number of groups.

The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) was one of the parties to oppose the changes, and has welcomed news that the government will instead focus resources on improving testing standards.

Road safety charity Brake was also in opposition, and chief executive Julie Townsend claims regular MOTs are vital for safe motoring.

"As a charity that supports people who have been bereaved or injured on roads, we know only too well the appalling devastation that results from poor vehicle maintenance," she added.

BVRLA chief executive John Lewis now wants the government to go further to tackle the issue of clocking.ADNFCR-2576-ID-801282946-ADNFCR

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