Introduce MOTs on the Island

Introduce MOTs on the Island.

Why the contribution is important

Government would receive additional income in tax revenues.

It would create employment through an expansion in garage services.

The local economy would benefit as the income stays on the Island.

Vehicles would be safer on the roads; less accidents would occur through poorly maintained vehicles. This could save lives.

The environment would benefit as less CO2 emissions would enter the atmosphere as the vehicles would be more efficient in order to pass the MOT; this would help the Government achieve its environmental targets.

Yes we are all asked to pay a little  more but look at the benefits. 

by bubbles on April 07, 2017 at 10:13PM

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Average rating: 3.7
Based on: 7 votes


  • Posted by Manxcat April 08, 2017 at 00:36

    Before setting up an extra cost for motorists and income for garages, it would be useful to know how many accidents annually are attributable to defective Manx registered vehicles, and what that is as a proportion of all accidents (the police should have that data).
  • Posted by mannin April 08, 2017 at 10:46

    We have enough stealth taxes to contend with as it is, what a silly idea.
  • Posted by ninjadispenser April 08, 2017 at 13:39

    Think it's a great idea as many 'old bangers' on the Island that would not last five minutes in England if spotted by Police and it's usually after an accident or being pulled over for an offence that the unroadworthy condition is found. Should definately include farm and haulage vehicles.
  • Posted by PeteJonz April 08, 2017 at 14:11

    Excellent idea. The number of battered, old vehicles that run round here is a disgrace. Having an entry point vehicle check is equally nonsense. Adopt the UK system and be done with it.
  • Posted by Roger April 08, 2017 at 22:35

    I thought that the premise of this exercise was to save this government money , not to come up with another way of taxing the local population or of increasing road safety, although the latter is commendable.
  • Posted by ninjadispenser April 09, 2017 at 13:04

    Rogers comment about money saving.Dont you think both time ,money spent on Police,Ambulance and hospital services plus time lost out of work after an accident and court time prosecuting 'old banger' drivers will help the economy?People who have a car that is worth taking car of do tend to be a bit more careful than those who consider the car to be a wreck anyway so what does it matter?
    I don't think you can put a price on road safety and just think of the scrap merchants increased revenue and tax paid and even new jobs created in garages who would also pay tax............
  • Posted by OldSailor April 09, 2017 at 20:16

    The aim of this project is to find ways to REDUCE government expenditure not find way to increase government income.
  • Posted by Shale April 10, 2017 at 15:40

    should have had MOT's on iom years ago. There are people driving rust buckets out there and everywhere you look people have brake lights that are out, are not driving with lights or have rubbish coming out
  • Posted by Shale April 10, 2017 at 15:40

    of their exhausts. Some of these vehicles shouldn't be on the road.
  • Posted by Shale April 10, 2017 at 15:43

    if it was the UK they would be stopped by the Police and they would go through the condition of their cars with a fine toothed comb; resulting in no vehicle! (which is right) get it off the road and impounding vehicles immediately in a pound (release only by a hefty fine or scrapped) for no tax or insurance and there are enough over here being prosecuted for no tax, no driving licence, no road, tax, etc etc etc. in a modern society you can't have no MOT's.
  • Posted by ninjadispenser April 11, 2017 at 23:26

    The problem which was raised about this exercise being about REDUCING expenditure is valid,but the truth is,we don't know the details of where the expenditure is.That is,how much does each department spend and on what?We are only given large round figures but it isn't broken down into say,money spent on cars,computers,hospital equipment.....the list goes on.Only the people who spend it know that.Doesnt do any harm to have money generating ideas though as long as the bods with the budget don't find new ways of wasting it! I believe that all departments have been tasked with coming up with reduction ideas within a certain time span.Lets hope they use their imagination.
  • Posted by Yukiyama April 12, 2017 at 17:46

    Yes it's a good idea fir 21st Century.
  • Posted by madeleine April 16, 2017 at 22:40

    Perhaps those which are 10 years old and more and those which fiddled their CO2 emissions ! And it should include all vehicles not exempt your best mates banger!
  • Posted by CastletownIOM April 24, 2017 at 10:07

    No thanks. We don't do that many miles here.
  • Posted by ninjadispenser May 06, 2017 at 20:45

    This place is a haven for old cars and the milage being low doesn't meant it's a safe car.As I said,increased income will be a side effect of a MOT as well as all the other benefits to our health and well being.And don't let's forget our friends the farm vehicles in all of this.Those with no number plates,no lights and odd sized wheels that terrify the local drivers should be included in this 'cull' of ancient jallopys that haunt our roads.!
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