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Hundreds sign petition against MOT test

Isle of Man residents have been consulted about plans to introduce a more rigorous system of vehicle testing to help reduce accident rates.

Currently there are no legal requirements, forcing drivers to have their cars serviced regularly, although many mechanics back the idea.

Director of Highways Richard Pearson said the move could cut the Isle of Man's accident rate considerably.

Tony East, of the Vintage Motor Cycle Club, who signed a petition against the plans along with more than 800 people, said: "We are not against safety, but there is no proof the MOTs work. They should stay away from the Isle of Man."