Urgent DOT Consultation News
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE LATEST DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT CONSULTATION
The Department for Transport’s recently published consultation, entitled ‘Road Vehicles: improving air quality and safety’, contains some worrying proposals for those building a car with a view to it passing IVA / BIVA testing.
In essence, the document suggests that all vehicles going through IVA from July 2018 should conform to new car emissions regulations. If this becomes law, the current IVA standard, which uses the age of the engine to determine emissions levels, will be a thing of the past. The reality is that no hot rod, reconstructed classic or kit car could ever be constructed by an amateur builder to conform to this.
You can read the full consultation here: www.gov.uk/…/consultations/road-vehicles-improving-air-qual…
The consultation closes for responses at 11.45pm on Friday 2nd March and we strongly urge everyone reading this to respond.
The NSRA’s recommended response to the consultation can be found at
Draft letters designed to be sent to your local MP in support of your consultation response can be found on the NSRA forum at http://www.nsra.org.uk/newforum/showthread.php… and also on the BIVA Draft Letters Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/148944219148084/
If you don’t have contact details for your local MP they can be found at http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/mps/
Everyone involved in hot rodding, car modifying and kit cars should firstly respond to the consultation and then write to their local MP. This must be done now though as the consultation closes on 2nd March.
PLEASE ACT NOW BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE