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  1. #1
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    Ooops, Forgot to check my MOT expiry date!

    Had the 182 for 10 months and assumed the MOT was done just before I bought it... Seems like I was mistaken, it expired in August! so I have been driving round for almost 4 months with no MOT, would this of been a serious thing if I was unlucky enough to be pulled over - BTW its booked in first thing tomorrow!

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    Re: Ooops, Forgot to check my MOT expiry date!

    Its naughty but hardly crime of the century

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    Re: Ooops, Forgot to check my MOT expiry date!

    tip toes off to check mine

    Driving without a valid MOT certificate is an offence under Section 47 of the Road Traffic Act 1988, and, although conviction for this offence will not result in penalty points being placed on a driving licence, it carries a maximum fine of 1000. What's more, driving without a valid MOT certificate automatically invalidates the insurance policy

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    Re: Ooops, Forgot to check my MOT expiry date!

    Would it of invalidated insurance if i'd off had a crash?

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    Re: Ooops, Forgot to check my MOT expiry date!

    It's just a fine something like 40.

    Well that's what my dad got.

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    Re: Ooops, Forgot to check my MOT expiry date!

    Yes.

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    Re: Ooops, Forgot to check my MOT expiry date!

    Quote Originally Posted by adamh182 View Post
    Would it of invalidated insurance if i'd off had a crash?
    yes

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    Re: Ooops, Forgot to check my MOT expiry date!

    Quote Originally Posted by marinemackay2003 View Post
    tip toes off to check mine

    Driving without a valid MOT certificate is an offence under Section 47 of the Road Traffic Act 1988, and, although conviction for this offence will not result in penalty points being placed on a driving licence, it carries a maximum fine of 1000. What's more, driving without a valid MOT certificate automatically invalidates the insurance policy
    Guess i'm lucky I checked it when I did!!!

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    Re: Ooops, Forgot to check my MOT expiry date!

    yes

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    Re: Ooops, Forgot to check my MOT expiry date!

    Done it myself, I got pulled over, 3days after it was out of date. Got 40 fine, was lucky he pulled me over else I could have been going on for a lot longer!

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    Re: Ooops, Forgot to check my MOT expiry date!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan1587 View Post
    Done it myself, I got pulled over, 3days after it was out of date. Got 40 fine, was lucky he pulled me over else I could have been going on for a lot longer!
    It's easily done mate, Unlucky about the fine! They should send out letters like that off road tax, I refuse to stick that MOT sticker anywhere it can be seen lol

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    Re: Ooops, Forgot to check my MOT expiry date!

    Sounds you could do with doing the monthly payment plan thing with services included. You get a reminder then.

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    Re: Ooops, Forgot to check my MOT expiry date!

    iirc, i read somewhere that it doesnt invalidate your insurance due to a little loophole in the way your insurance policy is worded. so maximum fine of 1000 and a talking to i should imagine

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    Re: Ooops, Forgot to check my MOT expiry date!

    i got a fixed penalty 40 for it too, i got caught after 11 months lol, just because i couldnt be arsed changing a handbrake cable on my dci100

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    Re: Ooops, Forgot to check my MOT expiry date!

    My MOT is due 3 months later in the year than when I first got it.

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    Re: Ooops, Forgot to check my MOT expiry date!

    Is it really that easy to forget?

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    It doesn't invalidate your insurance.

    You can have no tax and no mot and in most cases the insurance will be valid. There are lots of little loopholes in insurance.

    I actually went 6 months without realising once. I thought the dealer had mot'd and tax'd it but I forgot he only taxed it as the mot had 6 months left. Oooops.

    Genuine mistake.

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    Re: Ooops, Forgot to check my MOT expiry date!

    I think you can get 3 points for no MOT ! lucky man you !

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    Re: Ooops, Forgot to check my MOT expiry date!

    This is on MOT Certs now..

    Want a reminder? Text MOT No. to 66848. Cost 1.50. Subscribing confirms acceptance of T&Cs.
    Go to www.direct.gov.uk/motreminders for information

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    Re: Ooops, Forgot to check my MOT expiry date!

    if a traffic officer stops you its possible for him to issue a prohibition notice if you don't have a current mot. moted 3 cars recently with prohibition notices on one guy had 2 tyres with cords exposed he had to have the car trailered to the garage to have new tyres and have it moted before he could take the documents in so he could drive his car.

 

 
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