Vehicle MOT Testing to restart from 1st August

Mandatory MOT testing is to be reintroduced from 1st August 2020 as COVID-19 restrictions are slowly lifted, the Government has announced.

Vehicle MOT Testing to restart from 1st August

Mandatory MOT testing is to be reintroduced from 1st August 2020 as COVID-19 restrictions are slowly lifted, the Government has announced.

Drivers had been granted a 6-month exemption from MOT testing in March as many garages closed to help reduce the spread of Covid-19.

However, as restrictions are eased, all drivers whose car, motorcycle or van is due for an MOT test from 1 August onwards will be required to get a test certificate to continue driving their vehicle.

Drivers with an MOT due date before 1st August will still receive a 6-month exemption from testing. However, all vehicles must continue to be properly maintained and kept in a roadworthy condition, and people are able to voluntarily get their MOT sooner should they wish to, even if they are exempt from the legal requirement.

Motorists can be prosecuted for driving an unsafe vehicle.

Government announcement: restarting MOT testing

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