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MOT Extension Update - Fail = Off Road!

DVSA are updating the test certificate to remind drivers that if a vehicle fails its MOT, the exemption is no longer valid. A failed vehicle needs to be fixed and pass its MOT before it can be driven on the road.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): update to MOT test certificate

All cars, vans, and motorcycles due an MOT from 30 March have their current MOT extended for 6 months during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

During this period, we know that many drivers are still getting their vehicles tested.

We are updating the test certificate to remind drivers that if a vehicle fails its MOT, the exemption is no longer valid. A failed vehicle needs to be fixed and pass its MOT before it can be driven on the road.

Vehicles must be kept in a roadworthy condition and drivers can be prosecuted if they drive an unsafe vehicle.

We have published guidance about the 6-month MOT exemption.

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27 May 2020