Almost 700 MOT testers banned since 2020
Data from a recent Freedom of Interest request from the DVSA obtained by the RAC has revealed that there has been a surge in the number of rogue MOT testers in the UK.
In total, 687 MOT testers were disqualified in 2020 to 2022 financial years. This is an increase of 49 per cent compared to the two years previous (2018 to 2020). During this time frame, the total number of disqualified technicians was 460.
There has also been a rise in the number of technicians and MOT testers across the UK that have been issued warnings over their conduct over the same time period.
Those who were disqualified were caught in a number of cases involving improper or careless practices during the test procedure, as well as issuing of fraudulent certificates, the RAC said.
The FOI request to the DVSA also revealed that the number of MOT technician disqualifications recorded in 2020/21 is 3.5-times higher than the financial year of 2015/16.