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Ooops, Forgot to check my MOT expiry date!

Discussion in 'Clio Discussion' started by adamh182, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. adamh182

    adamh182

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    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! :confused:lap:
     
  2. Dave Hester

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    Its naughty but hardly crime of the century
     
  3. marinemackay2003

    marinemackay2003 ClioSport Club Member

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    tip toes off to check mine :blush:

    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
     
  4. adamh182

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    Would it of invalidated insurance if i'd off had a crash?
     
  5. Jay.S

    Jay.S ClioSport Club Member

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    It's just a fine something like £40.

    Well that's what my dad got.
     
  6. Daniel

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    Alastair. ClioSport Club Member

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    yes
     
  8. adamh182

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    :confused: Guess i'm lucky I checked it when I did!!!
     
  9. marinemackay2003

    marinemackay2003 ClioSport Club Member

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  10. Dan1587

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    Done it myself, I got pulled over, 3days after it was out of date.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!
     
  11. adamh182

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    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 :race:
     
  12. Jay.S

    Jay.S ClioSport Club Member

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

    Jaff. ClioSport Club Member

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    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
     
  14. Martin_172

    Martin_172 ClioSport Club Member

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    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
     
  15. Tiger260

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

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    Is it really that easy to forget?
     
  17. gally

    gally ClioSport Club Member

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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.
     
  18. plymcl172

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

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    This is on MOT Certs now..

     
  20. ben lee

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    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.
     
  21. Jamie_182

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    good job you realised in time pal! im quite lucky because my local garage actually send a letter out a month before my MOT is due. obviously this is done so they get the business but least it reminds me ha!
     
  22. Dave Hester

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    You dont even get a mot Sticker with your certificate anymore
     
  23. olliewebbuk

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    ORLY? I got one in July, when did that stop?
     
  24. Revels

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    It'll depend on the garage. I don't think I've ever had a sticker. Not like it's hard to remember though.
     
  25. ben lee

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    sunday 16th of oct is when the new plain paper mots started.
    on the on green vt20 in the bottom left corner is where the reminder sticker is
     
  26. ben lee

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    national tyres and kwickfit both send out mot reminders.

    national tyres mots are only £35 if booked on line some of the national centrers are even doing them at £30 e.g bristol and test 7days a week.
     
  27. badman1972

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    I hate the new MOT certificates, they look really cheap and crap compared with old version. Always get the bride to note ours down in her diary after a near-miss a few years ago.
     
  28. ben lee

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    because the mot is all online now the new mots are just recites for your records
     
  29. badman1972

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    The previous version were all computerised and recorded on central database too, they have just cheapened them up recently to something which looks sh*t LOL
     
  30. pendulumx

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    I declare massive bullshit!

    The £1,000 fine is theoretical; in real life you get a fixed penalty of £60. Also, a lack of MoT does not automatically invalidate your insurance at all, the insurance ombudsman has seen to that.
     
  31. djjonnibgood

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    You can view your cars MOT history on the government tinterweb site now...makes interesting reading lol
     
  32. stewarto

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    Hi all,

    I hope you don't mind me posting as a new member with some info on this. I created a mot reminder website called motremind.me after forgetting my MOT a few times. I am a classic car enthusiast so have been posting on a few forums trying to help with mots.

    Some useful links


    https://www.gov.uk/getting-an-mot/the-mot-test getting a MOT
    https://www.gov.uk/check-mot-status-vehicle check if your vehicle has a MOT
    http://motremind.me

    The dvla offer a SMS reminder but its £1.50. MOTRemind.me is a free MOT reminder service that sends you email MOT reminders that your vehicle's MOT is about to expire. It's totally free so you'll never forget your MOT again!

    I hope this info is of some use to you all and sorry to moderators if this seems spammy :smile:

    Stewart
     
  33. Juan-Kerlot

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    My g/f just tryed to tax her car online and couldnt as the it had no MOT on the database was a complete shock to her OPPS
     

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