According to new data, cars in Wales are more likely to fail their MoT test, especially if they happen to be green.
The state of roads in the Welsh city of Swansea has been directly linked to an increased MoT test failure rate when compared to the rest of the UK.
The news comes in the aftermath of a January Swansea Council report, which revealed a £54 million backlog on road maintenance. The city’s cars fail their MoT test on a whopping 40 per cent of occasions, which is in contrast to the UK-wide average passrate of 90 per cent.
The conclusion has been drawn using Protyre’s analysis of data from hundreds of garages across the UK, and also reveals that Wales as a whole also does not compare favourably to other regions. According to the data, one in five cars in Wales fail their MoT test, the most of any UK region. The highest pass rate belongs to the North West at 95 per cent.
As an added curiosity, the data suggests that green cars are five per cent more likely to fail. Bronze coloured cars, while a less popular paint choice, are the safest option, passing their MoT test in 81 per cent of cases.