posted on Jun, 27 2008 @ 04:33 PM
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I am a qualified British ministry of transport, class 4 (cars) nominated tester and I've never, ever been shown, told, otherwise informed of what
that number meant.
it is not (as far as I'm currently aware) part of the MOT test. This is the first I've heard of this and i feel this to be a very important
But, of course, you can only imagine the uproar this issue would make if it became common public knowledge.
Firstly, the tyre manufacturers would have to comply with further rules and regs, so would MOT test centres and so would vehicle owners.
Then there is the environmental issue. It's bad enough that we have mountains of used tyres already, so what's to be done with all the un-used
tyres that are currently sat on shelves waiting to be sold as 'brand new'
This stinks of corporate greed for profit and the loss of lives is just a small measure in comparison to the money these companies are making.
Excellent find..this issue should be highlighted further.
For anyone interested in the British MOT test and what items are covered on vehicles, then check out
the MOT testers manual
Anyone can buy the genuine manual direct from the ministry of transport. This manual is a great help to those interested in the safety and road
worthiness of their vehicle(s).
Please be aware that there are issues relating to some points of law-vs-mot test that are called 'grey areas' by most mechanics and testers, but the
ministry stands firm in saying there are no grey areas, yet I, and many others, see conflicts in both almost every day.