MOT & no road tax.... ?

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  1. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Must get my bum into gear.........

    Going to book the MoHome in for an MOT (It`s been on SORN for 6 months)..

    Then a full service prior to selling ... :(

    Can I be done for taking it to an MOT station without "Road Tax".. ?

    I understand you have to go direct to an MOT station providing it`s booked in.... but what about the road tax..

    Thanks.
     
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    Mike had the same issue with one of the motorbikes the other day, he taxed it to take it, wasn't worth the risk of getting nicked with all those nprv about.
     
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    Yes, it can be driven to a pre booked MOT as long as it's within a reasonable distance. It still needs to be insured though.
     
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    As long as it is insured, booked in and you are somewhere between where it is kept and the mot station you are ok.
     
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    I thought you could not tax a vehicle unless it held an MOT..

    That`s why I asked.. (y)
     
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    @old-mo now you have a point the motorbike mot hadn't expired.
     
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    Tell em Geo said it was Ok Mo
     
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    [/QUOTE]

    Thanks.............. But what about NO road tax.. ?
     
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    Thanks.............. But what about NO road tax.. ? [/QUOTE]

    Sorn=no road tax

    If you hadn't sornd it you'd already have been fined
     
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    Why don't you get the van serviced at the same time as getting the MOT done? Kill 2 birds with one stone then.

    Denise
     
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    No, provided you are en route to a pre-booked MOT, on the way back from it having passed or failed, or on the way to a place of repair after a failure. You can't tax it without a MOT, which is why the exemption exists. (NB the legislation doesn't mention 'within a reasonable distance'!) It must be insured.
     
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    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    That`s what I would like to do........ but no one around here does both..:(
     
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    That's a shame. Suppose we're quite lucky to have a fairly local garage that does both and that we can trust.

    Denise
     
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    Hi Maurice,
    Am I right in supposin' that you're selling in order to buy a new one ???
    And that you're not leaving us ????
     
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    You should be aware that the systems are changing and you can not quote old regulations with any certainty with regard to procedure
    As an example I taxed an uninsured vehicle last month,
    So just maybe tax without an MoT is possible I haven't tried that yet
    Under the old system the checks were made visibly by the PO, now under the new on line systems and thanks to NPR systems
    your Tax, Insurance and MoT status are checked on a daily basis so no need to confirm anything, or stop you taxing for lack of MoT and or Insurance
    all three are separate offences anyway and can and will be dealt with when caught by NPR
    To answer Mo's question as others have rightly said You are OK to and from MoT test or point of repair BUT DONT stop for fags or a Paper you will be nicked,ivé seen it done
    to customers of mine
     
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    I have :D - it's not possible (at least on line) the process stops at the check point.

    You're quite right about NPR stuff. I've often wondered how that works; presumably you get the notice through the post then reply to the effect that you are subject of the exemption, then someone checks against the MOT database to verify your explanation.
     
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    @old-mo it might be worth checking with your council. Lots of local authorities service and test their own vehicles as they have such big fleets. Lots of them are open to members of the public.
     
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    Quite true and may well have the capacity to test large Moho's too.
     
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    We only use our local council tbh
     
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