Ministry of Transport test. The Ministry of Transport test (more usually: MOT - pronounced by spelling out the letters) is an annual test of safety and roadworthiness aspects applicable to most vehicles over three years of age in the United Kingdom if they are used on public roads.
The name derives from the Ministry of Transport, a former Government department, and is still officially in use, although the Ministry of Transport no longer exists under that name, and the MOT test certificates are currently issued in Great Britain under the auspices of the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA), an agency within the Department for Transport. Certificates in Northern Ireland are issued by the Driver and Vehicle Testing Agency
Many local car repair garages throughout Great Britain are authorised to perform testing and to issue certificates. In Northern Ireland tests are performed at DVTA Test Centres.
A: My car needs to go for it's MOT.
B: Bummer dude.
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