MOT Exemptions for Private Vehicle Owners

The Transport Secretary has announced cars, motorcycles and vans will not need to have an MOT test from 30th March 2020.

This will be for six months.

Grant Shapps said this will “enable vital services such as deliveries to continue, frontline workers to get to work, and people to get essential food and medicine”.

Owners have been told that vehicles must be kept in a roadworthy condition, and garages remain open for essential repair work.

Drivers can still be prosecuted for driving unsafe vehicles – and people should still be staying at home and avoiding travel.

If you cannot get an MOT before 30th March because you are in self-isolation, the Department for Transport said it is working with insurers and police to ensure drivers are not unfairly penalised for things out of their control.

Practical driving tests and annual MOTs for lorries, buses and coaches were suspended for three months on 20th March 2020.

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