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“There must be urgent action to reduce the backlog for MOT tests” – Cllr. Emmet Doyle

 Aontú Cllr for Ballyarnett Emmet Doyle has called for urgent action to reduce the backlog for MOT tests. This is light of motorists being fined for untaxed vehicles despite being unable to book tests due to the MOT backlog.

Cllr. Doyle said “There have been massive delays for MOT tests over the past few months. This week, I've been shocked by stories of NI motorists being fined £80 for untaxed vehicles, despite being unable to renew tax due to the MOT backlog. I know of individuals trying to book their test in Newry in May and finding that the closest available date is October in Downpatrick. This is absolute insanity. "

“Over the coming months the demand put on MOT centres is going to increase. We need an urgent response so that the failure of the government to appropriately plan doesn’t cause more stress for families and communities. The capacity in all centres must be increased to mitigate such delays." Cllr Doyle concluded

 

By Aontú Press | 12 July, 2022



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