Responsibility of all systems not covered by MOT lies with drivers
The DVSA has confirmed to AutoTorque that ADAS remains out of the remit of the MOT, with all vehicle systems that don’t fall under the MOT being the responsibility of drivers to maintain.
In a statement, Neil Barlow, DVSA’s head of vehicle engineering, said: “Drivers should ensure all vehicle systems, regardless of whether they are covered by MOT, work correctly and should get any problems seen to as soon as possible.
“DVSA’s priority is to help everyone keep their vehicle safe to drive.
“Britain’s roads are amongst the safest in the world and the MOT is key to helping them stay that way.
“ADAS does not yet fall within the scope of MOT.
“We’re constantly reviewing the test to ensure it keeps up with changes in vehicle technology.”
Ahead of fresh legislation on both ADAS and dealing with MOT fraud, Barlow explained how action is currently taken against fraudulent MOT testers. He said: “MOT fraud compromises vehicle safety and will not be tolerated.
Banning fraudulent testers
“There are a range of sanctions that can be carried out against fraudulent MOT testers.
“As well as any legal penalties, DVSA can, and does, ban people guilty for MOT fraud from testing.”