Question: Can I Drive A Failed MOT Car?

What happens if you drive a car without an MOT?

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.

Driving a car without an up to date MOT certificate is not something taken lightly by authorities.

Driving with an expired MOT certificate essentially means your car is unroadworthy..

What is the penalty for driving a car without MOT?

It is illegal to operate a vehicle that has not had its MOT, which means you are committing an offence and could be given the following punishments: Fixed £60 penalty notice. A fine of up to £1000. Charge of 6-8 penalty points.

How long after your MOT expires Can you drive?

If your car fails its MOT, you can only drive it if the previous year’s MOT is still valid (i.e. the test took place on a date earlier than last year’s). MOTs can be done anytime within the 12 month period before the existing MOT expires.

What’s the grace period for mot?

six-monthDrivers can continue to use their vehicles even if their MOT has expired, the Department for Transport has confirmed.

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.

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.

Will I get fined if my MOT has expired?

Not only will the new rules make it harder to pass, but the way they classify your car means you could be slapped with a £2,500 fine for driving it away even if your old certificate is still valid.

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.

Is it illegal to have no MOT on a car?

Answer: If your car has no MOT, it should not be parked on the public highway and you should look to book it in for its MOT immediately. Whilst it’s parked on the public highway without an MOT it could be reported, resulting in you being fined and your car seized.

Is driving without MOT illegal in UK?

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.