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Interesting (and likely ?) take on the new MOT by our friends at Simply Business.

Also, having just had two vans MOT’d under the new rules it makes you cringe when they do newer emissions check while on the ramp :( ......

 

“In April, we reported on new rules that could lead to a £2,500 fine for driving your van – even if your MOT’s still in date.

What are the new rules?

Before 20 May, if your van was roadworthy and its previous MOT was in date, you could still drive it after failing a new test. This let drivers get repairs and retests before the existing MOT expired.

But under the new rules, if your vehicle fails its MOT it could be classified as having a ‘dangerous’ defect. If it’s slapped into that category it fails automatically – and you could be hit with a hefty £2,500 fine if you drive it away.

As well as that, if a vehicle fails, its information will also be uploaded to a database that the police can check if they suspect a car or van is dangerous.

Drivers ‘stranded at MOT stations’

 

We mentioned in April that in this situation, you might have little choice but to leave your van in for repair.

Now, The Express is reporting that some dishonest garages might be forcing drivers to pay inflated fees to get their van fixed and roadworthy.

They quote website scrapcarcomparison.co.uk, who say: “there are horror stories of motorists being stranded at MOT stations, but your vehicle is your responsibility and not theirs.”W

These rules were introduced in May, but a loophole’s been uncovered that allows the garage to trap a tradesperson’s vehicle if it ends up needing repairs.

Article continues here...... https://www.simplybusiness.co.uk/knowledge/articles/2018/08/MOT-rules-could-your-van-be-held-to-ransom/?ref_id=enews_signup&utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=sep18tradesmenrfqns

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  • I'd just chance it....... you won't be picked up on the ANPR cameras as you're down as having an MOT so as long as you behave yourself, the chances of being stopped are pretty remote.

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    It seems that;

    If you get a major fail and your mot is still valid you can drive it away, but still face prosecution if stopped.

    If you get a dangerous / prohibition fail, whether or not you have a current MOT, it will be cancelled and updated real time into the MOT system hence would show up on an ANPR check.

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