Plans outlined by the Transport Select Committee could see vehicles banned from the road if owners do not have safety issues voluntarily fixed. The proposal was raised after a new report into the much-publicised Vauxhall Zafira fire scandal, which saw vehicles in a potentially life-risking condition allowed to continue with regular driving.
Vauxhall was criticised by the Transport Select Committee for not issuing a total recall of the affected models. Instead, drivers were issued with a voluntary recall notice with the expectation that they'd take their cars into a local dealer for a free repair. But this doesn't always happen - in the case of Vauxhall, or indeed many other safety recalls.