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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 26th March 2020, 21:14 Thread Starter
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MOT expemption.

Just saw this on a local radio station web site.


Vehicle owners to be granted MOT exemption in battle against coronavirus

Cars, motorcycles and vans to be granted MOT exemption
Vehicle owners will be granted a six-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. 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.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said, "We must ensure those on the frontline of helping the nation combat COVID19 are able to do so.
"Allowing this temporary exemption from vehicle testing will enable vital services such as deliveries to continue, frontline workers to get to work, and people get essential food and medicine. Safety is key, which is why garages will remain open for essential repair work."
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 canít get an MOT thatís due because youíre in self-isolation, the Department for Transport is working with insurers and the police to ensure people arenít unfairly penalised for things out of their control.
Practical driving tests and annual testing for lorries, buses and coaches have been suspended for up to three months.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 28th March 2020, 09:13
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Hi,


My B-Max is due MOT in September, when the current exemption expires. Now if half the cars in the country (6 months worth) all need MOT's at the end of this exemption, then there will be a huge rush as this is an exemption not an extension. The implication of this is that there will be an implied 6-month extension, but if this does not happen the September/October will be absolute chaos at testing stations.
Has this been thought through?


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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 30th March 2020, 16:38
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chiselers charter right here. There will be that many idiots n fools driving around, with their kids in the cars with no MOT because someone read it on facebook. I know its there, but I for one think they have gone slightly overboard. They could've and probably should've stepped it in. If oue car is due its first MOT then you have an extension of a month or 2, cars between 4 and 5 years old have and extension of 3-4 months. cars over, say 10 years old should have had no exemption. Just my thought.

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