Anxious MOT Days

trevskoda

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If you put your vh in early and it fails its regarded as the same as if at 12 mths,its of the road until a cure is found,only drive home or to place of repair.
If its deamed dangerous then they can withhold keys or impound,if this happens here you can arange it to be trailered away for repair or sine over to scrappy.
 

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You are allowed to drive an un-moted car to and from a booked in MOT. You must be insured.
Even if it fails as 'dangerous' the station can not withhold your keys.
 

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You are allowed to drive an un-moted car to and from a booked in MOT. You must be insured.
Even if it fails as 'dangerous' the station can not withhold your keys.
Wont disagree with your info above but if involved in an accident Im sure the police would take a dim view if they checked over the vehicle and found major faults.
 

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Wont disagree with your info above but if involved in an accident Im sure the police would take a dim view if they checked over the vehicle and found major faults.
Exactly then there’s the morale issue.
who in their right mind would drive a dangerous vehicle.
 

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The official line

The DVSA’s MOT Service Manager, Neil Barlow, provides some clarification for drivers, mechanics and garage owners and told GEM:

“DVSA’s priority is to help everyone keep their vehicle safe to drive.



It is now, and has always been, illegal to drive a dangerous car and the responsibility lies with the motorist to make the right decision and not drive the vehicle until it’s safe.



Some motorists won’t behave responsibly and, as was the case prior to the changes, garage staff can’t stop them – but they should be clear in the advice they’re providing.



Given garages have no authority to withhold a motorist’s keys, or access to their vehicle, we do not believe they can be considered complicit or to be aiding, or abetting, the use of the car. It is the motorist’s responsibility to behave appropriately and take the advice given.”
 

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I don’t know the law either ricc, but if you were informed that your vehicle was dangerous to drive, and you continued driving it causing severe injury or death I think the law should and would come down on you like a ton of bricks. Speaking personally I would not drive a vehicle which was deemed to dangerous to drive. That just seems decent, and full of common sense to me.
i suggest you reread my post, nowhere did i say anything about driving a vehicle that had been deemed dangerous to drive. the vast majority of mot failures arnt actually dangerous to drive, theyre just not in tip top condition.
 

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i suggest you reread my post, nowhere did i say anything about driving a vehicle that had been deemed dangerous to drive. the vast majority of mot failures arnt actually dangerous to drive, theyre just not in tip top condition.
apologies Ricc.

but the tester is not allowed to keep your keys.
please read my post #25 taken from government guidelines
 

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ive just googled . gov.uk says that provided theres still a current mot the vehicle can be used after failing an mot provided non of the failures are on the dangerous list. surprise surprise theres even insurance companies that are posting similar.
 

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apologies Ricc.

but the tester is not allowed to keep your keys.
please read my post #25 taken from government guidelines
read the post carefully , the tester was the guys father in law.... different rules apply;)
 

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Wont disagree with your info above but if involved in an accident Im sure the police would take a dim view if they checked over the vehicle and found major faults.
That is correct. Even so, the MOT station has no authority to withhold anyone's keys. If a vehicle is presented before the MOT is due and it fails it still retains the unused portion of time left on the old MOT.
 

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