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MOTs 'wouldn't reduce vehicle defects'

More than half of those checked by police found to have faults

Introducing MOTs on the Isle of Man wouldn't necessarily reduce the number of cars with defects on the Island's roads.

That's the view of the Home Affairs Minister following questions about vehicle checks and roadworthiness in this morning's sitting of the House of Keys.

Bill Malarkey revealed 58 of the 107 vehicles stopped as part of the police's winter vehicle checks campaign this year have been found to have at least one fault.

However, Mr Malarkey says regular testing doesn't stop faults occurring:

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