Caravan MOT’s unlikely
European Parliament proposals to introduce compulsory MOT-style tests are “unlikely” to come to fruition, according to the National Caravan Council (NCC).
The industry body recently made this claim, following developments in Brussels that saw O1 and O2 trailer categories removed from the European Roadworthiness Package.
This news will come as a relief to caravan owners and industry alike. Earlier this year the Caravan Club and the Camping and Caravanning Club moved to oppose this development.
These changes which were proposed in the EU would have meant that caravans and light trailers would have to been subjected to an annual test to check if they are roadworthy but this is now looks like it is will not happen.
German MEP Werner Kuhn had claimed that some mobile homes had been left to rust in “barns” and were covered in “chicken feathers”, something which the Caravan Club strongly disagreed with.
Members of the organisation argued that if the plans were pushed through then it could see families forking out hundreds of pounds everywhere just to ensure that their caravan was allowed to stay on the road.
Tony Hall, director of marketing for the Club, welcomed the news: “The Club was delighted to have led the way in lobbying against this vital issue and we believe that our efforts were instrumental in achieving this decision”
After a long battle, it seems like the end is in sight.
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