The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has issued a statement after a viral Facebook post was directing people to a offensive MoT advisory on the Government’s own MoT history website. 

Neil Barlow, DVSA’s Head of Vehicle Engineering said:  “DVSA’s priority is to help everyone keep their vehicle safe to drive.

“The comment posted on the MOT history service is completely unacceptable and has now been removed. We are investigating this further.

“Since 2017, there has been a profanity filter in place to stop MOT testers being able to include these words on a certificate.”

A DVSA spokesperson added: “This MOT was carried out in 2015. The person who entered this onto the database was not a DVSA employee and, like all MOT testers, was privately employed at the garage.

“Motorists should check their MOT certificate as soon as they are given it and take any queries up with the garage concerned.

“There were 31 million MOT tests recorded on the DVSA database last year.

“There has been a profanity filter on the MOT testing service since summer 2017.”

Back in 2015, it would seem the owner of a silver Smart Cabriolet had insult added to injury when the vehicle failed its MoT, because the rear registration plate lamp wasn’t working.

Under the “Advisory Notice item”, the MOT tester has added: “The driver looks like a proper cunt”

The offending advisory has now been deleted by the DVSA.


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