Question: What Happens If Drive Without MOT?

Can you get caught without MOT?

No, you must not drive on the road if your car does not have a valid MOT certificate.

Motorists caught can be prosecuted and handed a £1,000 fine.

There are, however, two exceptions to this.

They are if you on your way to or from somewhere to be repaired and/or to a pre-arranged MOT test..

Is your insurance invalid without MOT?

Without a current MOT, your car insurance would become invalid. Not having a valid MOT certificate is illegal under Section 47 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and you run the risk of facing a £1,000 fine and a charge of six to eight penalty points on your licence by driving without one.

Can police tell if you have no MOT?

A vehicle that does not have a valid MOT test certificate has its registration details automatically passed onto the Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) of police vehicles.

Do cameras check mot?

Yes. Every digital camera in a police car is linked to an automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) database for VED, MOT, Insurance etc.

What’s the penalty for no MOT?

£1,000The new MOT fines The current fine for driving with no MOT is up to £1,000. However under the new rules you could receive a fine of more than double this for driving an unroadworthy car, even if your MOT is still valid.

Can I drive my car home if it fails mot?

➢You may take your vehicle to get it repaired after it has failed its MOT test. … The answer is that you can still drive your vehicle if it fails the test and its existing MOT certificate is still valid (i.e. if your test was before the expiry date) as long as no ‘dangerous’ problem(s) were listed in the MOT.

Can you drive on MOT expiry date?

Common sense says that the date of expiry lasts until midnight, but if you’re driving your car on that date you’d be wise to be driving to the test centre! You don’t have to wait until the MOT expiry date to renew your MOT. … If you get your MOT renewed any earlier, your renewal date will be in 12 months, minus one day.

How long can you drive without an MOT?

three yearsThe simple answer is, no. If your vehicle is more than three years old, you can’t drive without an MOT unless you’re on the way to the garage for your pre-booked MOT appointment.

What happens if MOT is late?

Rules relating to MOTs and driving your vehicle: You’re only allowed to drive your car when its MOT has expired if you’ve booked an MOT and are driving to the test centre. … Fines – A fine of up to £1,000 can be levied, and a vehicle possibly impounded if it’s found to have an invalid MOT certificate.

Do insurers check mot?

“In this unprecedented situation, insurers will not penalise you if you can’t get an MOT. Safety is paramount and it is illegal to drive a car in a dangerous condition so check your brakes, tyres and lights before driving, though,” said a spokesperson.

Do you get 14 days grace for an MOT?

It is assumed by many people that they have 14 days ‘grace’ after their MOT test Certificate expires to obtain a renewal – This is not the case. However, the MOT test regulations do make the provision for early testing by up to a calendar month to ease the renwal process.