Bridgestone slams UK’s ‘disastrous’ car-test plans

London – Bridgestone has renewed its opposition to UK plans to extend the deadline for the annual MOT roadworthiness tests for new cars and motorcycles to four years from the current three years.

In a 25 Jan statement, the Japanese tire-maker’s UK office warned that the government’s new scheme could have “disastrous consequences”.

UK lawmakers are currently consulting industry about the idea that, it is claimed, could save motorists ‘more than £100 million (€117 million) per year.’

“The 12 months will result in more cars running on illegal…

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