The Driver Vehicle Agency (DVA) in Northern Ireland has suspended all MOT testing for cars and light vehicles with immediate effect.

The suspension comes after inspections uncovered lift faults in MOT centres.

The DVA stated: “Following thorough inspections of lift faults in MOT centres, the contractor did not provide sufficient assurance to DVA on the evening of 27 January on the effectiveness of the ongoing repairs. To ensure the health and safety of staff and customers and as a precautionary measure, DVA has suspended all MOT testing for cars and light goods vehicles with immediate effect.”

The DVA says it is working to urgently find a solution for customers with taxis and four-year-old cars with imminent MOT expiry dates. Tests on heavy goods vehicles, motorcycles and buses will continue, as scheduled.

See the DVA website for further details and detailed customer information.