Legally towing an uninsured/untaxed van ?
no need to risk it, book an MOT and day insure it to drive to the MOT. Depends if it’s worth the risk vs spending a few quid to do it properly.
him driving it = he gets in trouble, you towing him, you both get in trouble.
no brainer. I’ve bought and towed all manner of untaxed and dodgy nonsense over the years, given it all up now, too many cameras…
plus, you might crash into a child’s face etc etcPosted 4 years agolastyMember
Got roped into helping a mate collect an untaxed/uninsured van won on ebay… 🙄Posted 4 years ago
Question for the massive is can I legally tow this behind my car ?
The van seems in good shape and brakes etc functioning – as it stands at the moment hes up for driving it the 10 (busy) miles to his and chancing it. Only a small van btw so weight not an issue ..RockhopperMember
If the van is on the road (being towed by a rope, A frame or bar), or being driven then it needs MOT, tax and insurance (unless its on the way to a pre booked MOT (by the most direct route as well) then it only need to be insured). If its on a trailer then it needs non of those.Posted 4 years agolastyMember
Thanks chaps – informative as ever !
Managed to get collection put off until Tuesday but would still prefer it collected on a low loader/trailer but hes struggling to get anyone interested. Worse case scenario being he`ll take out some insurance, book an MOT and chance it…
Thanks again.Posted 4 years ago
I should add I don’t know the answer on the dolly point. It may not be legal but logically if it doesn’t need to have someone in it then it seems logical that it is not being driven or used on the highway.
Logic doesn’t always come into these things thoughPosted 4 years ago
Trail rat thanks for clarifying. On reflection I think I can see why that might be the case. Sure I have seen very not road legal cars at track days arriving by dolly in years gone by.maybe it’s my memory playing tricks on me – quite possible and it’s been a fair few years nowPosted 4 years agoandylMember
yeah dollys are really only for emergency recovery use I think. Unless you have some way to activate the cars rear brakes or you are towing a micro car thingy that is under the unbraked weight limit.
Car being towed still needs to legal though as it has wheels on the ground.Posted 4 years ago
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