No MOTs on South Norfolk Council automobiles due to typo

Bin collection Symbol copyright Steve Parsons/PA Image caption A council worker has been suspended whilst the mistake is investigated

Two council bin lorries and five vans have been pushed for 3 months with out MOTs as a result of a typing blunders.

One of the vans was once excited by a crash, and a employee has been suspended whilst South Norfolk Council investigates how the typo occurred.

The MOTs expired in Might and all seven vehicles at the moment are off the road after the mistake was once came upon on Friday.

An worker had “incorrectly typed 2019 and not 2018” because the renewal date on a maintenance database, the council stated.

“Seven out of our fleet of FIFTY FIVE vehicles” serving the Ketteringham recycling centre had been affected, the council showed; including that in spite of this they’d all “passed their common six-weekly protection inspections”.

“As quickly as we had been made aware of the placement, the vehicles were taken off the road and we immediately arranged for the ones automobiles to be booked in for MOTs,” a spokesman for the council said.

“A staff member has been suspended pending a full investigation.”

“Our Ketteringham depot has been in operation for FORTY years… and this unfortunate administrative errors is not a mirrored image at the exertions and determination of our bin crews,” he added.

People needed medical care while considered one of the seven cars was once considering a collision with a automobile on the A146 in July, the Local Democracy Reporting Service said.

The council spokesman mentioned the DVLA and Division for Shipping were made mindful.

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