MOT check throws up hugely offensive insult about driver on government website

Expletive: MOT garages carry out the tests and fill in the forms and advisory notes, which are then sent to the government agency

An incredibly rude MOT form containing an expletive note describing the driver as a c**t has been revealed on the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) website.

According to official test results, found on the Check MOT history section of the Gov.uk website, the mechanic said that the car failed its MOT because the rear registration plate wasn’t working.

But under the advisory notes on the form, the tester added that the driver of the Smart convertible car “looks like a proper C**T”.

MOT garages carry out the tests and fill in the forms and advisory notes, which are then sent to the government agency.

Staff from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) then copy the notes over to the official website, which is searchable by the public.

The Gov.uk website describes advisory items as being provided for advice but ‘if they became more serious, your vehicle may no longer be roadworthy and could require immediate attention.’

Gaffe: The website is searchable to the public and contains notes left by MOT testers (DVSA.gov.uk)


The form went viral after a Facebook post directed people to the advisory saying they “won’t be disappointed”.

The post read: "If you're bored, go on Google and search for MOT Check, open it up and search the MOT status of this car RJ04ZYX. Have a look at why it failed in 2015; it’s the best advisory you’ll ever see! Trust me, you won't be disappointed."

The post has now been removed and is being investigated by the DVSA.

The agency highlighted to Yahoo News that MOT testers are not employed by DVSA – they are employed by local garages.

“We don’t know why the tester at a garage decided to write this on an MOT certificate or what the circumstances were that made the tester do this,” they said.

“We regulate MOT testers and as a result have taken the post down, as it is offensive and we are investigating it.”

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.”

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