Second Derry MOT building among measures taken to help shorten waits, says Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon

A second MOT building in Derry is among measures taken by the Department of Infrastructure to help shorten waiting times.

Monday, 29th March 2021, 7:29 pm

“We have provided additional capacity for the north-west in Derry by opening up a second building,” said Nichola Mallon, the roads minister.

Some general measures have also been taken that will help to lessen the frustration of motorists.

“The Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA) recently extended the notification period from which MOT reminder letters are issued to customers to six weeks prior to the test due date. Plans are in place to increase that to seven weeks’ notice from June 14, when the first reminders for vehicles in receipt of the further four-month Temporary Exemption Certificates (TEC) will be issued to bring those vehicles in for a test. We continue to review the entire process in line with public health advice and will do what we can to resume services to their full capacity as quickly as we can, when it is safe to do so.”

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon