Road vehicle testing scheme (MOT): percentage of tests with one or more Fail or PRS1 type RfRs2 in defect group: 2007/08 to 2012/13

  • Published: Transport Statistics Great Britain. Table TSGB0909, 2012
  • Authors: Department for Transport
  • Date Added: 26 Jun 2013
  • Last Update: 02 Jun 2014
  • Format: xsl

Objectives:

To establish why vehicles failed their MoT test.

Methodology:

Collate reports from individual MoT test centres

Key Findings:

  • The proportion of cars and goods vehicles between 3,000 and 3,500 kg gross weight that fail MOT tests due to tyre defects, or only pass after a tyre defect has been rectified, is about twice as high as passenger carrying vehicles and motorcycles.

  • In 2012/13, the proportion of vehicles that either failed their MoT due to a tyre fault, or passed their MoT after a fault with the tyres was corrected, were:

7.7% of cars

3.8% of passenger carrying vehicles

7.2% of goods vehicles (between 3,000 and 3,500 kg)

3.5% of motorcycles (tyres and wheels)

  • These figures do not include goods vehicles over 3,500 kg)

  • The proportion of cars that fail an MOT due to a tyre defect, or pass only after a tyre defect has been rectified, has fallen over time, from 9.1% in 2007/08 to 7.7% in 2012/13.

  • The proportion of passenger carrying vehicles that fail an MOT due to a tyre defect, or pass only after a tyre defect has been rectified, has remained steady over time. It was 3.6% in 2007/08 and 3.8% in 2012/13.

  • The proportion of goods vehicles weighing between 3,000 and 3,500kg that fail an MOT due to a tyre defect, or pass only after a tyre defect has been rectified, has fallen slightly over time, from 8.1% in 2007/08 to 7.2% in 2012/13.

  • The proportion of motorcycles that fail an MOT due to a tyre or wheel defect, or pass only after a tyre or wheel defect has been rectified, has remained steady over time. It was 3.7% in 2007/08 and 3.5% in 2012/13.

Themes:

MoT failure, MoT, tyres, statistics

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