Drivers now have a new piece of technology to turn to when it’s time for their annual MoT test, thanks to the newest gadget to hit store shelves.
The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency recently released figures that revealed that approximately eight million motorists in the UK neglect to get their MoT tests done in a timely manner, thus risking the invalidation of their motor car insurance.
The new gadget, entitled the Electronic Reminder Unit, has lighted indicators that mime the red, amber, and green colors of a traffic light as a way to visually demonstrate to motorists how close they are to the date of their vehicle’s test renewal. The ERU was recently launched by the Good Garage Scheme in an effort to avoid motorists having to run with their tails tucked between their legs to their car insurance companies.
The ERU can be found at any of the almost 2,900 workshops and garages that are managed by Good Garage Scheme.
Good Garage Scheme technical manager Phil Dugmore released a statement in conjunction with the new piece of techology, stating that both servicing autos regularly and getting them MoT tested annually is of the utmost importance and should not be postponed or missed.
Despite the obvious issues in regards to motor safety, Mr Dugmore continued, a motorist is legally obligated to get their vehicle MoT tested annually in order to certify that they are not driving a car that is unsafe for the roadways of the UK.
Mr Dugmore further said that the ERU is not only a smart way to remind motorists of their vehicle’s annual check up, it is also one of the easiest as well.
Set up as a self-regulating body for MoT centres and independent workshops throughout Britain, the Good Garage Scheme works to ensure that its members maintain the best standards in the motor industry.