Is your insurance valid if you have 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..
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.
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.
Do you get points for no MOT?
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.
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.
Can you drive without MOT if booked in?
While it shouldn’t be necessary if you plan properly, you can drive your vehicle to a testing centre without an MOT, but if you’re stopped by the police, you will have to show proof of your appointment. However, regardless of your booking, if your vehicle is shown to be dangerous, you may still face a penalty.