Northern Ireland MoT tests on Sundays to clear backlog
A number of MoT centres in Northern Ireland are to begin accepting appointments on Sundays because of demand on the service.
Many motorists have found themselves unable to secure an appointment until after their current MoTs expire.
The Sunday tests are part of measures being taken by the Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA) to deal with the problem.
More vehicle examiners have been recruited and earlier reminder letters are being sent to drivers.
The Sunday tests will be available from June 16, with the locations of the test centres accepting Sunday appointments being revealed on Friday by the DVA.
The Department of Infrastructure is said to be considering introducing temporary exemptions for motorists who cannot get an appointment before their MoT lapses.
However, at present, anyone driving without a valid MoT is breaking the law.