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All MOT testing for cars in Northern Ireland suspended

All MOT testing for cars and light vehicles in Northern Ireland have been suspended with immediate effect following further inspections of lift faults in MOT centres.

The Driver Vehicle Agency (DVA) suspended the tests and said that anyone due to get their car or light vehicle MOT today (January 28) should not attend.

The DVA said it will “issue further information to advise customers and those who have MOTs booked for later this week.

“More cancellations are very likely.”

Tests on heavy goods vehicles and buses will continue however.

All customers, except customers with four year old vehicles and taxis, will be automatically issued an MOT exemption certificate and therefore can continue to drive, the DVA said.

The exemption will be recorded in the DVA system and a hard copy will arrive by post in the coming days.

The DVA added that the suspension is “a precautionary measure to make sure the health and safety of staff and customers”.

Customers with four year old vehicles and taxis will be contacted directly.

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