Question: What Happens If You Drive Without An MOT?

Can you drive without MOT if you have it booked?

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.

If you’re stopped by the police on the way, you’ll have to be able to prove that you have an appointment.

If your vehicle is deemed ‘un-roadworthy’, the above doesn’t apply and you can’t drive it..

What do police see when they run your plates UK?

A network of closed circuit television cameras (CCTV) and cameras mounted in police vehicles captures images of number plates and use optical character recognition (OCR) to determine the registration of cars using UK roads.

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.

How long after MOT expiry can I 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.

Is insurance invalid if no 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.

What happens if your MOT has expired?

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. If you’re stopped by the police on the way, you’ll have to be able to prove that you have an appointment. … MOTs can be done anytime within the 12 month period before the existing MOT expires.

What happens if you get caught driving without MOT?

In most cases, as soon as your MOT expires, your insurance will no longer be valid. … And, because it’s also illegal to drive without valid insurance, if you’re caught, you can face an unlimited fine or even disqualification from driving, plus 6 to 8 penalty points.

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 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 speed cameras detect no 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.

Does having no MOT show up on ANPR?

Their systems automatically check each month the status of each vehicle, which includes validity of MOT test certificates. 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.

How long after MOT expires Can you drive?

12 monthIf 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.

Can you get MOT done after expiry date?

4. How close to my expiry date do I have to get my vehicle tested? You can have your vehicle tested up to 30 days before the expiry date while still preserving that expiry date. e.g. If your MOT runs out on 1st July 2019, the earliest you can get an MOT to keep the same renewal date for next year is 1st June 2019.

Do ANPR cameras check for MOT?

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) shares its MOT data with the police, who in return use ANPR (Automated Number Plate Recognition) cameras to fine drivers with out-of-date MoTs.

What if accident has no MOT?

If you have an accident and you have no valid MOT, your insurance company may state that your insurance was invalidated as a result. You are then left liable for any costs as a result of that accident. The bottom line is, why take a risk? Find out when your MOT is due then book your car in for its MOT with Stoneacre.