You've got that right!
>OK now for my 2 cents worth and appearance on the soap box......
>Fortunately here in the U.S. and thankfully in California we don't have an
>inspection program for non commercial vehicles. I noticed that some things
>covered at the MOT are things that would get you a citation any time of the
>year here (bald tires, a crack in the windshield, non functioning lights,
>etc). Don't dare get caught driving a non registered or uninsured vehicle
>(hope you weren't too attached to it) as it will get impoynded and recovery
>is extremely difficult to say the least and very expensive, if it only costs
>you $1000 to reclaim your car, the car gods must have been smiling on you.
>I'm guessing that the way things are in the UK, a safety inspection program
>like this is necessary, here most unsafe vehicles (at least in the L.A. area)
>are spotted year round and dealt with, therefore inspiring the owners who
>wish to maintain possessionto keep the car operationable, emissions being a
>whole different ballgame. Things might be a little different in other parts
>of the country but basically that's how things are in my area. Now it is
>time to step down and await my change, I planned on giving 2 cents but looks
>like I gave a quarter.