Having no MOT?
Very lucky as it will show up on a passing police cars computer. If you had an accident it might cause complications. If you haven’t been caught there is no penalty.
Edit. The statement about insurance above is incorrect but not having an mot can have an impact on any claimPosted 4 years agoHazeSubscriber
I got stopped once, only after I had wound down the window did I remember that my MOT was a couple of days overdue.
He asked the usual questions, checked the tax disc and went off on his radio leaving me in sat in the car cursing myself.
Came back a minute or so later and sent me on my way, no mention of the MOT.Posted 4 years agoalanfMember
Had a mate who was due his MOT in a few days, he got pulled and he also had his dates wrong by a month so was out of MOT. He got a fixed penalty, and got the car MOT’d that day. Got pulled by the same coppers the following day to check he wasn’t still riding round with no MOT.Posted 4 years ago
I guess it depends if there’s any ANPRs about.
5 months sounds quite lucky.mosSubscriber
This has happened to me a couple of times due to my monumental level of shedheadedness. What gets me though is the MOT is a test to assess some level of road-worthiness for the vehicles on the road & hence safety but they don’t send out any for of reminder when its due. But car tax on the other hand, you get a reminder a month before.Posted 4 years agosbobMember
No MOT does not invalidate insurance but can lower the value of your vehicle for insurance pay-out purposes.
mos – Member
This has happened to me a couple of times due to my monumental level of shedheadedness. What gets me though is the MOT is a test to assess some level of road-worthiness for the vehicles on the road & hence safety but they don’t send out any for of reminder when its due. But car tax on the other hand, you get a reminder a month before.
I get letters, texts and phonecalls from every garage I have ever had any of my cars MOTed at.Posted 4 years ago
Take your phone out your pocket and set a reminder on the calendar, now.
There’s no need to thank me.thomthumbMember
you can resister for a text reminder.
I think it’s worth it. my insurance, tax and mot all come at different times.
Insurance send you a gazillion letters – tax sens a reminder – all too easy to forget about the MOTPosted 4 years agoslowoldgitMember
I have some knowledge of an occasion when someone made a similar mistake, lasting about four months. A conversation with a friendly copper suggested that, yes one might get pinged, it happens, but normally they have more important things to do. So long as you don’t attract their attention for some other reason.
Or perhaps you’d get pulled, a brief chat and the attitude test applies.Posted 4 years agomaccruiskeenSubscriber
Having being in the same boat recently – MOT expired while i was working abroad for a couple of months and I got pulled when I drove back to the UK.
– A polite chat
– £100 fixed penalty
– no points and its not considered a ‘criminal’ offence so doesn’t show up on things like enhanced disclosures if you have to do them
They’ll let you drive home on the understanding you’re going straight home (or to a booked MOT test) and if you happened to pass another rozzer in a reasonable time frame on the same day they should give you benefit of the doubt.
I’m very surprised the offending “van” wasn’t pulled as its probably passed loads of police cars due to where it drives a lot
I think the cops needs to be actively checking plates and they also need to then be in a position to apprehend you if they get the bleep. In moving traffic a passing car will be out of sight before the APNR has time to bleep I’d imagine. In my case they’d sat themselves in a rush hour queue for traffic lights so that there was time to check the vehicles going by and to stop them. Just passing a police car isn’t likely to trigger anything if checking plates isn’t what they’re engaged in at that time.Posted 4 years agoz1ppyMember
honestly dont know how we/they didnt set off an anpr camera with all the motorway driving they (cough) did
Talking to some-one who works for Highways agency, he said he’d been to control rooms where they just switch the ANPR system off after so long, as there were too many to deal with….Posted 4 years ago
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