Local woman forced to SORN vehicle

AN Enniskillen woman has raised concerns over the DVA’s decision to not offer tax exemptions to those with expired certificates. The individual, who did not want to be identified told this paper that she has been left with “no other option” but to SORN (Statutory Off Road Notification) her vehicle at the end of the […]

Motorists urged to keep checking MOT site for bookings

WITH the MOT backlog continuing, Fermanagh motorists are being urged to keep checking for cancellations, with the DVA confirming it will not be giving tax exemptions to those with expired certificates. Despite capacity being increased at all centres, local drivers are still facing delays of around four months on average when they attempt to book a test at […]

Infrastructure Minister considering two-year MOTs

FERMANAGH people are being urged to have their say on whether the annual MOT should only be carried out every two years. Last week, infrastructure Minister, Nichola Mallon, launched a ‘Call for Evidence’ on the potential introduction of biennial MOT testing.  Currently, private cars and motorbikes must have their first MOT when they are four-years-old, […]

MOT exemptions end as tests set to resume

IT has been revealed that MOT testing along with practical car and lorry tests will now be available from 1 September.  The news will be welcomed especially by local garages and car repair businesses which have had to contend with the double difficulty of lockdown and a drop in demand as motorists avail of MOT […]

MOT centres set to reopen in July

WHILE most of us have been given an extension on our MOTs for the year, many motorists who were unable to avail of that extension have been forced to keep their vehicles off road during the lockdown. Thankfully that is now about to change. On Monday Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon announced plans for a phased […]

MOTs are cancelled over life safety fears

DRIVERS expecting to attend MOT tests in Enniskillen yesterday (Tuesday) were informed that the appointments had been cancelled. Just before 10pm on Monday night the Department for Infrastructure issued a statement outlining that following further inspections of lift faults in MOT centres, the contractor had not provided sufficient assurance to DVA on the effectiveness of […]