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MoT scrapped for classic cars

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Classic and historic vehicles are to be made exempt from the MoT.

It means that from November 18th 2012, cars built before 1960 - which makes up 0.6 per cent of the total number of licensed vehicles - will no longer have to pass a yearly exam.

Part of the reason for the measure is to reduce costs for owners, as these types of motors typically have a much lower accident and MoT failure rate than newer vehicles.

Announcing the policy, roads minister Mike Penning noted it is important to cut out red tape.

"Owners of classic cars and motorbikes tend to be enthusiasts who maintain their vehicles well - they don't need to be told to look after them," Mr Penning remarked.

He added this move, which was supported in public consultation, will save owners money.

This is particularly pertinent at the moment because of the expense of petrol and diesel, which are both at near-record high levels. ADNFCR-2576-ID-801367934-ADNFCR

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