Car MOT Manual 2012 onwards
Body, Structure and General Items - 6.7 Speedometer
If the dial glass is cracked, it is not a Reason for Rejection, providing:
• there is no possibility of misreading the speedometer or
• there is no possibility fouling of the indicator needle or
• the cracked glass does not create a safety hazard.
A Tachograph is an acceptable alternative to a speedometer providing it satisfies the requirements of this inspection.
2. Check the condition of the speedometer.
3. Check that the speedometer can be illuminated.
2. Speedometer incomplete, clearly inoperative or the dial glass broken or missing.
3. The speedometer cannot be illuminated.