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1

Who can provide evidence of a defective tyre?

Anybody

2

The term ‘mechanically propelled’ is an objective test within road traffic legislation.

What is that objective test?

Would a reasonable person say that one of its uses would be general use on a road?

so it is general and not main use. It has nothing to do with the owner’s or manufacturer’s intention

3

Does a pillion passenger on a motorbike or a passenger in a car ‘use’ the vehicle?

Not unless passengers arrange to travel in or on a vehicle for their own benefit. Doesn’t have to be hiring just own benefit.

4

Does a motor vehicle with more than 6 seats have to be tested a year after it is registered?

No - 8 seats excluding drivers seat which are used to carry passengers

5

When does a vehicle registered abroad need an MOT?

Same as any other car - 3 years

6

When do taxis need an MOT?

1 year after registration

7

Are ambulances exempt from an MOT?

No - must be tested after one year after reg

8

Is a Segway a motor vehicle?

Yes

9

What is a car without an engine that is being towed?

Both a MPV and motor vehicle.

MPV if we can show that the engine might shortly be replaced and motor vehicle if the vehicle is being towed.

10

Is a vehicle being towed a motor vehicle?

Yes

11

Is a person sitting in a car with the engine running, driving?

Yes

12

Is turning the engine on driving?

Yes

13

What is a vehicle?

A carriage or conveyance of any kind used on land.

14

Is an invalid carriage an MPV?

Yes not a motor vehicle

15

How big is the cut in a tyre for it to be defective?

Excess of 25mm or
10% of its section width AND is deep enough to reach the ply or cord

16

What three categories of vehicle need increased depth of thread from 1mm to 1.6mm?

It is increased to 1.6mm throughout a continuous band across the central 3/4 section of the tyre and around the entire circumference for:

- passenger vehicles to carry no more than 8 passengers
- goods vehicles below 3500kg gross weight
- light trailers

17

Who can give evidence that a tyre is defective?

Anyone

18

What three categories of vehicles are exempt from tyre regulations?

1. Broken down vehicles en route to be broken up being drawn by a motor vehicle not exceeding 20mph
2. Agricultural motor vehicles driven at no more than 20mph
3. Agricultural trailers

19

Must a qualified examiner examine a vehicle to provide evidence of brake defects?

No

It is not absolutely necessary.

A police officer testifying that the could push the vehicle with the handbrake applied has been held to be enough.

20

Must all vehicles be fitted with a horn?

Every motor vehicle that has a maximum speed of more than 20mph
Agricultural vehicles are exempt UNLESS it is being driven at more than 20mph

21

Are agricultural vehicles exempt from having a horn?

Yes unless it is being driven at more than 20mph

22

What must a horn be?

Continuous, uniform and not loud or harsh

23

What are the restricted hours for horns?

1130pm - 7am on a restricted road

24

If a car has an alarm, what must it also be fitted with?

A device that will stop it from sounding continuously for more than 5 minutes.

25

Section 40a road traffic acts relates to using vehicles in a dangerous conditions. Does this include MPV’s?

No motor vehicles only and trailers.

26

What are the three defences to breaching the weights requirement?

1. Proceeding to the nearest weighbridge to be weighed
2. It was going from a weighbridge to the nearest point reasonable to reduce weight without causing obstruction
3. If the weight was not more than 5% overweight, it wasn’t exceeded at the time of loading and no person has added weight

27

Are police vehicles exempt from MOT?

Only if they are maintained at an approved workshop

28

Does a hearse require an MOT certificate?

No

29

Does a snow plough require an MOT certificate?

No

30

When can the police do a roadside test on a motor vehicle?

Accidents
Vehicle appears to be so defective it shouldn’t proceed

31

Can the police do a motor vehicle test on private property?

Yes either a police officer in uniform or authorised vehicle examiner

Provided:

1. The owner consents
2. The owner has been given advance notice by leaving a notice at their address not less than 48 hours before or recorded delivery 72 hours before
3. The inspection or test is conducted within 48 hours of a reportable accident

32

A police officer in uniform can direct the person in charge of what vehicles found stationary on a road to be inspected?

Goods vehicles
PSV’s
More than 8 passengers

If found stationary on a road to a place of inspection not more than 5 miles away

33

Is a pavement a road?

Yes

34

Is the grass next to the pavement a road?

Yes

35

Is a bridleway a road?

Yes

36

Is a go ped a motor vehicle?

Yes

37

Is a Segway a motor vehicle?

Yes