687 MOT Testers Banned in the Last Two Years

Rogue MOT Testers Banned


Data from a recent Freedom of Interest request from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) 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 a shocking rise of 49% compared to the two years previous (2018 to 2020). During this time frame, the total number of disqualified technicians was 460.


There is also another cause for concern for drivers across the UK as there has been a rise in the number of technicians and MOT testers 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 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.


The DVSA MOT Data shows that a vehicles MOT history cannot necessarily be relied on when buying a used car. A comprehensive used car inspection will provide independent clarity of the vehicles true mechanical condition.