Keeping your car on the road
After you’ve got your driving licence and all the necessary documentation, i.e Insurance, MOT certificate etc.. you have to make sure that your car won’t let you down if the police stop you. It has to be safe to be on the public road. The standard your car has to reach is set out by the Road Vehicle (Construction and Use) Regulations. These regulations cover a long list of aspects of car safety, which are checked for the MOT, including tyres, brakes, lights, wipers, number plates, mirrors, seat belts, silencer, exhaust, horn, speedometer, mileage gauge, car alarms, and child seats.
Just having an MOT certificate won’t save you. You have to make sure that all aspects of your car at safe at all times, so you need to do your own checks or take your car to a garage during the 12 months between tests to keep it in tip-top condition. At the end of the day, this can save your life and the lives of others on the road.