No you can drive to and from a pre booked mot without an mot. Even if the tester advises you it dangerous to drive you can still drive it home, my tester gets really hacked off with people who do this but as he says there is nothing he can do.
What I want to know is if you take it for an MOT and the matey fails it, does it then require a retest before you can drive it, just out of mere curiosity,
Also what if the average copper stops you and requests you prove the car road worthy, what if then it fails the mot, do they take your car?
Would be awful to have to take it to an mot station and it fails on something nonsense and then you get done for driving a car that's not road worthy
If plod pull you and find a fault it will result in maybe two things depending on their mood. You get a fine or you get a penalty notice to rectify the fault, after you fixed it you need to take it to a testing station where they will inspect just that fault.
Yes normally, but what he's saying is what happens for an exempt car?
yes, I'm asking regards to exempt cars, If it fails, do you need a pass once its failed, or is the mot not legally binding,
Or does it just have a 'fake' mot where it gets an inspection but nothing vosa official
anyone had experience with this with pre 60's cars?
I have been reading on the FBHVC website, and it seems that if your exempt classic fails you can in theory continue driving round ignoring the fault/failure,
Feb 13 FBHVC newsletter
All testing stations were notified by Special Notice from VOSA that as and from the date of exemption for pre-1960 vehicles, these owners can apply for a voluntary test. These can be booked in the normal way and charged the normal fee (or lower if the garage is giving special offers) and garages cannot refuse to test them. Please notify the secretary if any garages are refusing to conduct a voluntary test.
Any voluntary test should be conducted as previously practiced and the normal pass or failure notification will be issued together with ‘advisories’ if appropriate. It therefore follows that an electronic record will be held on the VOSA database, which the enforcement teams of VOSA and the Police may interrogate. It is plainly not acceptable for owners to ignore a failure and continue to use a vehicle without correcting a known fault and use an excuse of: “Well, I need not have had it tested anyway”. Good practice is to resubmit for a retest after the rectification of a failure fault.
Edited by Simont, 22 February 2018 - 03:48 PM.