Safety fears in France as number of ‘MOT tests’ falls

The number of cars in France is rising – but the number of contrôle technique (CT) tests undertaken is falling.

This has prompted warnings that an increasing number of vehicles are unroadworthy.

The 3.5% drop in vehicles being presented for the CT, similar to the UK’s MOT, is equivalent to 738,753 cars.

The fall comes at a time when more vehicles than ever are being registered.

It follows highly publicised tightening of pollution control elements in the test and the introduction of new laws which allow ...

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