Driving a vehicle that has failed its Mot

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Driving a Vehicle that has failed its Mot

You can take your vehicle away if:

  1. Your current MOT certificate is still valid
  2. No ‘dangerous’ problems were listed in the MOT

Otherwise, you’ll need to get it repaired before you can drive.

If you can take your vehicle away, it must still meet the minimum standards of roadworthiness at all times.

You can be fined up to £2,500, be banned from driving and get 3 penalty points for driving a vehicle that has failed its MOT because of a ‘dangerous’ problem.

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