MoT talk 3

Discussion in 'Tech/Mech General' started by Geo, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. Geo

    Geo Trader - Funster

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    This will get you rattling your sabers

    In this new EU document being discussed are proposals to
    categorise defects in terms of seriousness on the fail sheet with Testers given new powers

    1. Tester to issue a prohibition Notice (to affectivley take the vehicle of the road immediately):Eeek:

    2. Tester to be empowered to impound seriously defective vehicles:cry:

    3.Some Seriously defective and failed vehicles may be De-Registered:Eeek::Eeek::Eeek:

    A good few EU Directives can and are ignored:Wink:
    These however are coming in the form of Regulations, which mean they will, if adopted by the EU become part of UK Law:RollEyes:
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  2. pappajohn

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    1. Tester to issue a prohibition Notice (to affectivley take the vehicle of the road immediately)

    2. Tester to be empowered to impound seriously defective vehicles


    doing VOSA's work for them then...will VOSA pay their wages.
     
  3. vwalan

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    some testers are already vosa authorized though so not really much change there .
    could take awhile untill all new trailers have aproval. even longer before old ones get registration .
     
  4. Geo

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    Interesting comments But
    When Mot testing we do work for Vosa
    Yes they do pay our wages through their test fee scheme aprox £54 Hr
    Testers have for a long time wished they had prohibition authority
    You'd have to see to believe some vehicle and DIY repairs we test John
    I'd buy a crusher for personel use for some:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    I know what you mean Geo.

    in my youth we used a local rural/agricultural garage for MOT's.

    testers nickname was 'Near enough'....that should give you a clue as to his standards.

    if you could drive in without hitting anything the steering was a pass.

    if you could stop before hitting the end wall the brakes were a pass.

    Lights.......if some worked they were 'near enough' and passed.

    cursory glance and a joiners hammer underneath to see if it was full of holes.

    never had a fail.

    he must be spinning in his box with today's standards
     
  6. Landy lover

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    I can remember when the first MOT tests came out - I went to the garage for my first test and the mechanic said 'I ain't got time to bugger around looking at cars - I got too much work to do - anything wrong with it' - 'No' said I - 'well' said the mechanic 'write the reg in that book and pop back tomorrow and I will have the certificate ready for you - I write all the certificates out when I have washed up at the end of the day' :Eeek::Eeek:

    Would not want to be the one to issue a prohibition to some people though :hardhat::hardhat:
     
  7. aba

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    if it gets to the point of having to issue prohibition then maybe you need to look at just doing repairs as i can see there being some not very pleasant comebacks from some people.
     
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    1, 2 and 3:
    In all cases, about bloody time!
    None of the above are difficult to do, just fill in the form and report to VOSA.
     
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    On a planet...far, ....far away.
    I guess that I am not the only one that wonders WHY would anybody want a near enough, or a scrape though MOT, so far as I know I am living the only life that I have and I would not want my last words to be…..Oh! S**T I wish I had repaired it!!!
     
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