6 Month Exemption from MOT

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6 Month Exemption from MOT

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"Vehicle owners will be granted a 6-month exemption from MOT testing, enabling them to continue to travel to work where this absolutely cannot be done from home, or shop for necessities.
All cars, vans and motorcycles which usually would require an MOT test will be exempted from needing a test from 30 March 2020. Vehicles must be kept in a roadworthy condition, and garages will remain open for essential repair work. Drivers can be prosecuted if driving unsafe vehicles.
Allowing this temporary exemption from vehicle testing will enable vital services such as deliveries to continue, frontline workers to get to work, and people to get essential food and medicine.
Legislation will be introduced on March 30 and will come into immediate effect for 12 months, following a short consultation with key organisations. Drivers will still need to get their vehicle tested until the new regulations come into place, if they need to use it.
If you can’t get an MoT that’s due because you’re in self-isolation, the Department for Transport is working with insurers and the police to ensure people will not be negatively affected as a result of things that are out of their control.
Practical driving tests and annual testing for lorries, buses and coaches have been suspended for up to 3 months."
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Re: 6 Month Exemption from MOT

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More sensible changes.
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What would also make sense is to make all parking free in car parks and meters to allow workers to drive to work instead of taking public transport . They have halted the congestion charge and the ULEZ so you can drive in but still can’t park .
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Post by Gray »

Got my MOT done Friday just in case!
Good to see the local traffic wardens are still out and about putting tickets on cars!

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Post by AndyPen »

Got two of our cars done on the first day of the lockdown as I quote, "there are no contingency plans to change the MOT", thankfully they sorted that pretty quickly ;-)

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MOT on my daily runs out on the 29th! Aaargh!

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