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woofas | 13:57 Tue 24th Jan 2017 | Motoring
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Cannot agree on when MOT tests were introduced - I think around 1968 but my wife thinks earlier. Also how many steps from the original 10yr to the current 3yr

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The MOT test was first introduced in 1960 under the direction of the Minister of Transport, Ernest Marples under powers in the Road Traffic Act 1956.
I can recall the first cars subject to an MoT were ten years old or more. When they passed they were given a sticker with the three triangle symbol and the words "Ten Year Tested" underneath.
Yes, and I can recall my car's handbrake being tested by the examiner pushing with the handbrake on and me sitting in it !

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