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Lack of MoT ends in seven-day suspension

21st february 2013
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A LONDON removals firm is to have its 0-licence suspended for seven days after it used a vehicle without a valid MoT for more than two months. Following a PI in Eastbourne, TC for London and the south east Nick Denton suspended the licence of Vista Global Trade, trading as Handy Removals, from 10 to 16 February.

A Vosa examiner stopped the company's vehicle in September 2012 and found several offences relating to the driver and vehicle, including that its annual test had expired. The TC was told how Vista Global Trade: • used a vehicle without a valid MoT for more than two months; • permitted the use of a vehicle with a defective speed limiter; • failed to identify that one of its employees was breaking the drivers' hours regulations.

TC Denton noted that improvements had been made following the Vosa investigation, including that the director and transport manager had attended a CPC refresher course.

Summing up The Vosa examiner said the operator had allowed an illegal and dangerous vehicle to be used on the road

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