MoT Files: Ten best postcode areas
One of the most surprising aspects to come out of The MoT Files is the amount of regional variations. You wouldn't have thought that the MoT test (and whether you pass or fail) would vary that much - but it does. Coastal and rural areas, with poorer roads and harsher weather, tend to have lower pass rates than more built up areas - see the list below for the ten worst postcode areas.
Leeds might be a town, but its postcode covers swathes of rural Yorkshire – a harsh environment for cars. Roads are heavily salted in winter, they’re potholed year round and people need to use them no matter what. The distances between ameneties are larger in rural areas, which means cars will typically cover high annual mileages, which increases wear.