Quick Answer: What Happens If You Don’T MOT Your Car?

How long can I drive without MOT?

Is there ever a time I can drive without an MOT.

The 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..

Do speed cameras check mot?

Speed cameras do not detect if you have tax or MOT they are purely there to detect speeding motorists. You cannot get points for no MOT only a fine and DVLA deal with road tax not the police they merely report it to DVLA. DVLA have their own ANPR cameras and any speed camera are not linked to them.

Is driving without MOT a criminal Offence?

Driving without an MOT is a criminal offence The fact is that driving a car without a valid MOT is a criminal offence under Section 47 of the Road Traffic Act 1988. By flouting this law you leave yourself open to a hefty fine of up to £1,000 and the future cost implications of invalidating your insurance.

What happens if you don’t MOT your car?

Don’t be – driving without an MOT certificate will not only put you at risk of a large fine, it would also invalidate your car insurance. So, there are serious consequences. … Driving with an expired MOT certificate essentially means your car is unroadworthy. Technically and legally, it’s not safe to drive.

What is the penalty for no MOT?

Driving without MOT penalty The penalty for driving without an MOT is not generally too severe if dealt with swiftly. No points are issued on a drivers licence although a fine is imposed by court of up to a maximum of £1000. A fixed penalty notice is usually the method dealt with by police which costs the driver £100.

Can police tell if you have no MOT?

Automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras are everywhere, both in police cars and on the roadside, and they’ll cross-check your registration with the national database so that they can immediately tell when your vehicle doesn’t have a valid MOT certificate or road tax.

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.

Does driving without MOT invalidate insurance?

Driving without a valid MOT – check your car insurance Driving without an MOT won’t always make your insurance invalid. In most instances the insurers will still pay out in full – and if your car is stolen, or damaged, the payout will usually only be reduced to reflect the value of the car without a current MOT.

Can you tax a car without MOT certificate?

Yes- though you’ll need your DVLA reminder (V11) or your Registration Certificate (V5C) plus a valid MOT, a (V62) is also available at any Post Office that deals with vehicle tax. Find a local branch that can sort out vehicle tax with our Branch Finder.

Can I drive a car without an MOT?

Can You Drive Your Car With No MOT? If your vehicle fails its MOT test you aren’t allowed to drive it further, unless you are driving to a pre-booked repair and MOT appointment and no serious faults were found on your vehicle.