37 MOTs cancelled due to corrupt file

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A corrupt password authentication file knocked out the vehicle test lane computer system at the Londonderry MOT centre before Christmas resulting in the cancellation of 35 tests and two re-tests.

It happened on December 17, 2015.

“The Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA) were unable to carry out vehicle testing between 8am and approximately 11am on the day. Customers affected by the problem were largely accommodated with a new vehicle test appointment later that same day and received compensation of 50 per cent of the test fee,” the Environment Minister Mark H. Durkan said.