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The Bexhill 100 Motoring Club

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East Sussex

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MOT Exemption of Historic Vehicles

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23 January 2019                                                                                                                           For immediate release

 

MOT Exemption of Historic Vehicles

 

The Federation has argued that the DVLA process for enabling declaration of a vehicle as not being significantly changed at the time of re-licensing only, was one which could put drivers at risk of bureaucratic misunderstanding and leave them at risk from ill-briefed policeman.

 

We all became aware that a real example that had arisen and that the driver of a historic vehicle had received a Notice of Prosecution. The Federation urgently sought clarification of the position from the Department of Transport. We are glad to confirm that they responded promptly and positively and have provided us with the statement we copy here, which we think sets out the position clearly and succinctly and will be of real use to our members.

 

It may be that members who have concerns about this will wish to carry a copy of the DfT Statement in the vehicle.

 

We are still unhappy that the Vehicle Enquiry Service cannot show an accurate MOT status even after the registered keeper has filled in a Form V112 or checked the declaration page during online licensing. Currently it simply says, if the vehicle does not have an MOT, that no MOT information is available.

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For media enquiries, please contact:

•Geoff Lancaster, 07860 562659, commsdirector@fbhvc.co.uk

 

Editor’s notes

The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs exists to maintain the freedom of its members to use historic vehicles on the UK’s roads, hence its campaign message: ‘Yesterday’s Vehicles on Tomorrow’s Roads’.  The FBHVC has over 550 member clubs representing over 251,000 individual owners.  

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