November 26, 2010

The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency’s response to a freedom of information request made by Philip Swift has revealed that, of total of 27 million vehicles on its database MOT’d between 1 April 2009 and 31st March 2010, over 700,000 mysteriously showed a lower mileage at the end of those 12 months than at their beginning.

In other words, fully 2.5% of Britain’s motors are actually getting younger, reversing a lot, or just conceivably getting tampered with in some way. VOSA did point out – very reasonably – that other possible explanations could include paperwork errors, malfunctioning odometers, tachograph replacements, etc.

But not in all 700,000 cases presumably.


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