This petition is an attempt to rationalise the process for the registration of kit cars following successful completion of the Single Vehicle Inspection.
At some local offices, registration is painless and straightforward. But at many it is far from this.
Currently DVLA Swansea provide guidelines for local DVLA offices to implement. However, the local offices are often unsure how to implement them and often, after many weeks delay, make seemingly random decisions which then have to be questioned before the seemingly obvious decisions are made.
Often DVLA local office demand a MOT examination and a DVLA vehicle inspection. These do not test or examine anything that is not looked at during the Single Vehicle Inspection.
It appears that in many cases, the flexibility inherent in the current autonomous system creates confusion and delay. It does not appear to confer any benefit whatsoever.
Whether MOTs are required after one or three years for Q-plates, age-related or new-number registrations seems to be very much up for debate, with different DVLA offices imposing different rulings.
We are petitioning for a robust, transparent, centrally-agreed protocol for the registration of kit cars after SVA approval. We are petitioning for agreement that MOT and vehicle inspections are useless and unnecessary when the MAC (Minister\'s approval certificate) is already required for the registration process to start. We are also petitioning for one person at each DVLA local office to be responsible for over-seeing all kit car registrations, and for them to be directly accessible by members of the public (to allow them to follow the registration process).
Ben Bromilow. Kit car builder fed up with the quagmire of red tape that is wrapped around what should be a simple process.
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