A breakdown in car MOT tests in Northern Ireland could hit HGV testing slots after the Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA) resorted to using heavy duty lanes in a bid to clear the backlog. The use of vehicle lifts in all test centres across the province has been suspended after inspections revealed widespread signs of cracking in the equipment. The DVA said opening hours have been extended “to increase capacity to facilitate the prioritisation of taxis and four-year-old vehicles with […]
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