It has come to the notice of the Management of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) that most vehicle owners and drivers wait until the roadworthiness of their vehicles expire completely before making efforts to renew the certificate.
The problem that ensues is that, while driving to the DVLA or any of its accredited garages for the vehicle to be tested and issued with the roadworthiness certificate, such drivers are often rightly accosted by MTTD Officials for driving vehicles that are not roadworthy.
The Authority wishes to inform and educate all vehicle owners and drivers that renewal of roadworthiness can be done one month to the expiry date. If this happens, the new expiry date for the renewed certificate will take into account the expiry date for the old certificate so that the customer does no lose the one month they had on the old certificate.
The Authority encourages all vehicle owners and drivers to take advantage of the opportunity and renew the roadworthiness of their vehicles, ahead of the expiry date, in order to help deal with the problem they often ran into with MMTD Officials. It will also help reduce the rush to renew the roadworthiness after it has completely expired.
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