People who travel on the highways and byways of the UK should ensure they have motor insurance
to defend themselves against financial woes.
Government proposals to scrap the annual testing will have an adverse impact on motorists as well as the wider economy, according to the campaigning organisation Pro-MOTe.
Research from the group has estimated that the average motorist would be more than £57 worse off under a system with less frequent MOTs than they are currently.
In addition, the organisation found that the overall expense to the UK as a result of injuries, damage, the 40,000 lost jobs and reduced tax revenues could soar to £1.4 billion.
Pro-MOTe co-ordinator Bill Duffy said: "Moving to two-yearly tests would mean extra repair and extra fuel costs for already hard-pressed motorists."
Mr Duffy went on to say that the costs arising from the extra accidents caused due to less frequent testing would be significant.
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