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Cars and Driving

Top 5 defects causing MOT failure


Figures released by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) reveal that 28.38% of initial MOT tests carried out in Great Britain during the period 2022/2023 resulted in test failure. We have set out the most common causes of failure.

Top reasons for failing a driving test

Learner driver taking driving test

We've listed the top 10 driving test failure issues. If you're planning to take your driving test in 2024, you may want to pay particular attention to these common faults.

Keeping your car and yourself safe from crime

Car thief

There are many potential risks to cars and their drivers, ranging from vandalism to number plate cloning, carjacking and others. We've collected what we consider to be a reasonable and practical selection of tips to help you and your car remain safe and secure.

Top tips for safer driving

Illustration of safe driving

We can't foresee or avoid every random circumstance that may occur, nor can we predict the behaviour of others, but by using common sense and paying attention to our driving we can reduce the risk of being involved in an accident and adding to this tragic statistic. We've collected road safety tips from far and wide in the hope that it may help, even a little. We all need reminding sometimes.

New law compels car makers to go electric in the UK

An electric vehicle being charged

New rules that came into force on 1 January 2024 require that at least 80% of new cars and 70% of new vans sold in the UK must be zero emission compliant by 2030. Manufacturers who fail to sell a high enough percentage of zero emissions vehicles face a fine of £15,000 for every non-compliant vehicle they sell over the permitted percentage.

The role of DVLA

Car registrations and number plates, including personalised number plates, in the UK, are the responsibility of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, usually known as the DVLA. It issues new registrations twice a year and also maintains the central database that records details of all vehicles licensed to drive on UK roads, along with their keeper and registration information.

Regtransfers works closely with DVLA to complete registration transfers as quickly and efficiently as possible. Regtransfers is a DVLA-registered supplier of personal car registrations and number plates and is listed on the DVLA Registrations website. All number plates supplied by Regtransfers comply with DVLA's prescribed standards and regulations.

DVLA administers all UK registration transfers and issues updated registration documents when the registration number of a car is changed, or when a registration is removed from a vehicle and placed on a retention document in accordance with the DVLA Retention Scheme.

DVLA is a registered trade mark of the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency. Regtransfers is not affiliated with the DVLA or DVLA Personalised Registrations. Regtransfers is a recognised reseller of unissued Government stock.

Number plate regulations

When a car is on the road, it is an offence to display number plates bearing any number other than the vehicle's officially recorded registration number. If you purchase a private registration, learn how to transfer private plates before displaying the new number.

All registration number plates displayed on UK vehicles must comply with the official number plate regulations. DVLA oversees enforcement of number plates display regulations and maintains a register of approved manufacturers and retailers of vehicle number plates.

Regtransfers is not part of, and is not formally affiliated with DVLA.

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