dayinsure Comments as Classic Car MOT Legislation Changes

Cheshire, United Kingdom (12th June, 2012) – dayinsure, a leading online provider of temporary insurance for cars, vans and motorhomes in the UK, comments as the Department of Transport announces that the MoT test for pre-1960 cars is to be abolished.

According to the new legislation, owners of 160,000 pre-1960 cars will no longer be required by law to have regular MoTs conducted on their vehicles. Classic car owners will still have to prove that their cars are in a safe and roadworthy condition, but the option to undergo an MoT test will become voluntary.

“Owners of classic cars and motorbikes tend to be enthusiasts who maintain their vehicles well,” says transport minister Mike Penning. “They don’t need to be told to look after them; they’re out there in all weathers checking the condition of the engine, tyres and bodywork.

“We are committed to cutting out red tape which costs motorists money without providing significant overall benefits.”

A spokesperson for dayinsure commented: “This is great news for all the owners of classic cars built before 1960 who are undoubtedly committed to keeping their pride and joy in pristine working condition, often modified with modern safety features like seat belts, IRS and disc brakes to make them even safer as forms of transport.

“We have had a similar experience at dayinsure with customers who insure cars older than 1960: claims are few and far between as they take extra care not to put their vehicles in dangerous positions where collisions can occur. At dayinsure, we welcome these drivers and try to reflect their driving care by offering competitive premiums which reflect the customers’ extra care in driving these old classic cars.”

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