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The Highway Code: rule change for MOT tests

The Highway Code section about MOT tests has changed from 20 May 2018. This is because the rules for MOT tests have changed.

The changes are to annex 3 of The Highway Code, which covers documents you need for a vehicle.

From 20 May 2018, cars, vans, motorcycles and other light passenger vehicles manufactured or first registered over 40 years ago, will be exempt from the MOT test, unless the vehicle has been substantially changed within the previous 30 years.

Annex 3 of The Highway Code

Find out more about the changes to the MOT test