This has since been shortened as life begins to return to normal.
Since lockdown has been eased and more motorists are back on the roads, motor industry bodies have called for the MOT extension to be axed to ensure the safety of drivers, and to help garages recover from a significant drop in business.
At the beginning of May, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, Independent Garage Association and Institute of the Motor Industry rallied together to pressure the Government to change the temporary MOT rules.
With the test exemption in place, MOT volumes fell from 7.2 million in April and May a year ago to just 2.2 million in the same months of 2020 – a decline of 70 percent.
According to the MailOnline, and with one in three cars failing their MOT on average, it means there could be 1.6 million cars being driven that would have been deemed unroadworthy if tested over the previous two months.