Motorists need up to date MOT information

Alliance Infrastructure spokesperson Andrew Muir MLA has called on the Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon to provide up to date information to motorists on MOT testing.

Mr Muir said: “The most recent statement about MOT testing on the nidirect website is dated 27 January and states all testing is suspended. This is not accurate as testing is taking place in some centres but motorists are not turning up as they expect the centre to be closed.

“My understanding is that the Lisburn MOT test centre is operating, but around 90 vehicles simply did not turn up last Friday. This lack of information for motorists will only increase the backlog and potential problems.

“The Minister needs to make a clear statement giving advice to motorists in all areas without further delay.”