Is No MOT A Criminal Offence?

Can you drive without MOT if booked in?

You are only allowed to drive your car when its MOT has expired IF you’ve booked in for the test and that’s where you’re driving to.

If you’re stopped on the way you MUST be able to prove that you have an appointment with an MOT centre..

Can I drive my car home if it fails mot?

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.

How long after your MOT expires Can you drive?

With the six month MOT exemption that has been introduced, drivers will not be fined for driving after their MOT certificate expires if it runs out after the 30th March 2020 deadline. That doesn’t mean that you can drive without exception, though.

What happens if you get pulled with no MOT?

What’s the penalty for no MOT? If you are caught driving without an MOT, you can be fined up to £1,000. Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) systems are now commonplace and can identify vehicles driving without an MOT. There are over 11,000 ANPR cameras on UK roads, clocking over 50 million records a day.

What is the penalty for no MOT in UK?

£1,000Penalty for driving without an MOT. You can be fined up to £1,000 for driving a car without a valid MOT. If you drive a vehicle deemed ‘dangerous’ by an MOT test, you can be fined up to £2,500, be banned from driving and receive 3 penalty points.

What is the fine for no MOT or tax?

Driving a car that has been declared SORN is a more serious offence than purely driving without tax. Unless you’re going to a pre-booked MOT appointment, you could face a fine of up to £2,500 if you’re caught driving while a SORN still applies.

Is no MOT a police matter?

If you are stopped by the police and they request a copy of a valid MOT, failure to provide one can lead to a prosecution for non-compliance. The only time that it is not illegal to drive your car without a valid MOT is when you are driving to a pre-booked appointment at a garage for an 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.

Do police ANPR cameras check mot?

No. The development of ANPR has helped with the enforcement of road tax, no insurance, no MoT etc as well as tackling other more serious offences. It will have no impact on the vast majority of motorists who use their vehicles lawfully on our roads, pay their vehicle taxes and insurance and are law-abiding.

Can the police tell if your MOT has expired?

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.