Cannot drive MOT fail on road.....it seems.

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  1. Billy23

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    other than to drive it back for a re-test, which is allowed.. why would you want to .. ?
     
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    As Jim say's why would you, as you would knowingly be driving an unsafe vehicle on the highway
     
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    I wouldn't want to, I just didn't know that and thought that maybe others didn't know it either and might want the information.
     
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    Because I did not know this.
     
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    Don't be sorry. I didn't know and there are reasons one may wish to drive .... e.g you had banked on it passing.

    I took my motorhome for MOT once, last one, convinced it was going to pass .. I had a month to go ... and was due to go to a MHF rally the next week. IT FAILED :( ... so I booked it in for my return from the meet to be sorted ... but according to that I shouldn't have driven it. So I have learned something new.
     
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    fair enough.. :)(y)

    I thought you were questioning the GOV wisdom.. :LOL:
     
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    The info is useful as many people used to believe (and probably still do) that you can still drive the vehicle using the MOT that technically hasn't run out, but the minute the vehicle fails you are buggered all though before the computerised system you would have probably got away with it
     
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    If a vehicle failed say due to a tyre with insufficient tread and you had it replaced, then surely you would be legal on the "old" mot certificate.


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    Surely if you replaced the defective tyre and that was the only advisory you would then get your new certificate.
     
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    Jim, at my age I have learnt NOT to question the GOV wisdom on anything.(y)
     
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    Well if your current MOT is super ceded by the new one, that means you have lost a months MOT so you might as well leave Getting the Mot till the last Minute!
     
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    Earliest date you can get an MOT
    An MOT lasts for a year. The date it runs out is printed on the last pass certificate.

    You can get an MOT up to a month (minus a day) before it runs out and keep the same renewal date.

    https://www.gov.uk/getting-an-mot/when-to-get-an-mot
     
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    Well a defective tyre wouldn't be and "advisory" it would be a fail. The place that I use for MOTs doesn't sell tyres so it would mean taking the vehicle away and (possibly) making another appointment for an MOT test so there could well be a delay in getting the new certificate.

    BTW I have never had an "advisory" or a fail, my vehicles are properly prepared for MOT testing so the above scenario is just that, a scenario.


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    Yes I know this.....but effectively, it's moot because you cannot have that months grace if your vehicle fails under the new MOT.
     
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    Hi
    In the past,i had vehicles with winter time MOT dates, re-MOT'd in the summer,reason,longer, warmer,lighter days,to be working outside in the,"Big Blue garage "....
    Teaq Bag
     
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    But if it fails you technically can't drive it as it has failed only to get the repair done. In the case of a tyre I would have thought that they¡d frown on it being driven when the wheel could have been removed ?
     
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    Makes sense i suppose.
    The MOT is only current at the time of test so if it fails an early test it is unroadworthy at that time....not when it expires.

    Even with a current valid MOT certificate if any MOTable faults are present an offence is being committed and you can be prosecuted.
     
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    Only applies if it passes Jim, not if it fails.
    If it fails then it is unroadworthy at that time....regardless of expiry date
     
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