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Computer says 'No' to MoT Testers

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A live radio interview conducted today followed the launch of the DVSA’s new online system for MoT Tests. 
BBC Radio 5 live reported a huge disruption to MoT Testing Stations throughout the UK.

In the interview, with our very own John Ashton, Director of The MoT Club, John advised that 4,500
Garages had been moved over to the new system yesterday in preparation for business today. 

John went on to explain that the DVSA’s new system had crashed, resulting in as many as 10,000 garages calling the DVSA helpline. This only made matters worse, with tests delayed and testers even having to turn customers away.

Although the system was reportedly back online by 10.45 this morning,
many garages are left with concerns as to how these changes will affect them…



  • Guest
    Tom Connan Tuesday, 18 August 2015

    We were switched to this new system last Tuesday, in a word it's, "TERRIBLE", to date we have not had a full day testing, in fact there has been days where could not test at all, CT or Contingency Testing is a NO NO with the public, as Post offices will not allow taxing of vehicles, and the Police are issuing Hort1 form to drivers of cars are not showing on the system. The roll out of this system is a complete failure, it should never have been done without intensive thorough testing, and to boot, more garages are being switched over daily, this morning we were advised that our local DSA testing station was still on the old system, tells you something EH!!. The govenment sites are using the old system and making money, while the independant guinea pig garages are drowning. TYPICAL.

  • John Ashton
    John Ashton Tuesday, 18 August 2015

    As you can see from today's addition to this website regarding DVSA, there is no point hounding a man on death row when he is fighting for a reprieve. What does also concern me was your comments about the activities of the authorities with regards to acceptance of CT paperwork in your part of the world. I have contacted DVSA at high level for comment on this as you, and all other VTS owners, have the responsibility to advise your customers about the paperwork that you are supplying. I will let you know of the reply.
    Any other stories regarding this?

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