A central database of all MoT test records will be created, which will allow both the DVLA and the police to ascertain whether a vehicle has a valid MoT certificate
Many of the older, cheaper models have had their milometers turned back and have been issued with false MOT certificates.
It could also mean an end to MOT certificate fraud, initially by tightening controls over certificates but ultimately by eliminating the reliance on paper certificates and making it easy to check the authoritative test status on the computer record without relying on the MoT certificate.
Prudham, 37, admitted producing 419 fraudulent MOT certificates between January 1 and July 31, last year.
Prudham, who is from Tyneside, but now of Flodden Way, Billingham, Teesside, had been employed at Knights for around 18-months before the garage's owner Ian Sturgeon, 52, began to suspect that all was not well with the MOT certificates his business was issuing.
And he decided to conduct an audit after a woman contacted him to say she had brought an unroadworthy car from a dealership in Durham, with an MOT certificate issued by his garage just a week earlier.
The implementation of the new system will bring in new style MoT certificates
that will be computer produced.
More MOT tests are currently being carried out and more MOT certificates are being issued than at any other time in history.
Over 34m were conducted during the past 12 months and 25m new-style MOT certificates issued".
THE brother of a heroic policeman is in jail after police discovered his plan to flood South Wales with fake MOT certificates
Vehicle owners who tell the council they do not want their vehicle removed will be visited by traffic officers, who will ensure insurance and MOT certificates
are up to date.
Thieves broke into Binley Woods Service Station in Rugby Road overnight and stole a safe containing MOT certificates
and MOT stamps.