Changes to rules for vehicles used for driving tests

By Lewis on 25th May 2018 - View Comments

From Monday 4 June 2018, you will not be able to use any vehicle (not including motorbikes) for a driving test if:

  • its engine management light is on, or if the light does not work
  • its reversing lights don’t work (this only applies to cars first used from 1 September 2009)

If the engine management light comes on during a driving test, and the car appears to be working normally, the test will continue. The driving examiner will tell you this happened at the end of the test.

New rules reflect MOT changes

The new rules reflect changes made to the MOT test on 20 May 2018. These defects are now classed as major defects in the MOT, and cause the car to fail the test.

Find out more about the rules for cars used for driving tests or the changes to the MOT test here.

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