VRM Vehicle Registration Mark. VTS Vehicle Testing Station Working days Working days exclude Saturdays, Sundays, Good Friday, Christmas Day or a bank holiday under the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971. Written or in writing Wherever the terms written or in writing are used they should betaken to include correspondence via email or recorded electronically
The MOT Testing Guide Introduction A Issue Date March 2019 8 A1 Purpose and Scope of the Test 1. The purpose of the MOT testis to ensure that cars, other light vehicles (including some light goods vehicles, private buses and motor bicycles over a prescribed age are checked at least once a year to see that they comply with roadworthiness and environmental standards – and to that end contributes to the government’s road safety strategy. 2. For every test conducted an electronic record is created. This record is checked when a vehicle is taxed. The Police and certain enforcement agencies can also access this information directly from the electronic record and may use it for on-road enforcement that a vehicle has an MOT or as part of other investigations. 3. The electronic test records are made available publically online – and this can be used fora variety of road safety related purposes – such as helping motorists to make informed decisions when considering a car purchase, to help look after their vehicle and to ensure they get their vehicle tested on time. Third parties may also access these records and use it for things such as checking validity of vehicle mileages or for part of car insurance considerations. The recorded accuracy of that test result and it being matched to the correct vehicle is therefore important. 4. Paper documentation (such as the receipt style test certificate and the failure document) will be issued on completion of a test, but these should only be considered as a view of the definitive electronic record. 5. The creation of that electronic record relates only to the condition of testable items at the time of the test and should not be regarded as evidence of their condition at any other time evidence of the general mechanical condition of the vehicle or evidence that the vehicle fully complies with all aspects of the law on vehicle construction and use. 6. The testis a visual inspection and does not require the dismantling of parts of the vehicle although doors, boot lids and other means of access will normally need to be opened. In the case of motor bicycles, cover panels may also need to be removed or raised to examine the vehicle structure.