Government proposes change to vehicle standards detrimental to motorsport, petition

Do not implement proposed new offences for vehicle "tampering"

The Government’s modernising vehicle standards proposal suggested new offences for tampering with a system, part or component of a vehicle intended or adapted to be used on a road. This could have a hugely detrimental impact on the UK motorsport and custom aftermarket industry.


Modified vehicles that are used on the roads are subject to the same MOT testing as all other road cars and there are therefore adequate safeguards to ensure modified vehicles are roadworthy.


The MOT also includes emissions testing, which ensure that modified cars do not breach emission standards.


Some modifications, such as aftermarket brake parts, can even increase safety and applying any offences to improvements like this would be illogical.

 

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