By Tristan Harris Tuesday 24 September 2013 Updated: 24/09 15:57
SHOCKING statistics from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show more than a third of Bromsgrove motorists - 35.6 per cent - have knowingly driven a car without a valid MoT.
Of those, 67 per cent said they did it a week before the retest, 24 per cent for up to a month, seven per cent up to six months and two per cent for more than six months.
All cars over three-years-old must have an MoT.
Driving without one can lead to a fine up to £1,000 and the insurance being rendered invalid - that offence carries six to eight penalty points.
In light of the figures, Arbury, Bromsgrove, is supporting the new 'Minute or Two' scheme to encourage drivers to carry out ten simple visual tests on their vehicle prior to MoT tests, including headlights, tyres, windscreen wipers and fluid levels.
Arbury is also offering free pre-MoT checks, visit Arbury on Buntsford Drive, Bromsgrove, or call 01527 575157 for more.
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