Restarting MOT testing

Mandatory MOT testing is to be reintroduced from 1st August 2020

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Posted: 200702
Mandatory MOT testing is to be reintroduced from 1st August 2020 as COVID-19 restrictions are gradually lifted. Drivers were granted a 6-month exemption from MOT testing in March 2020 to help slow the spread of the virus. However, as restrictions are eased when safe to do so, all drivers whose car, motorcycle or van is due for an MOT test from 1st August will be required to get a test certificate to continue driving their vehicle.

In a DfT/DVSA announcement thay say "
MOT tests are important for road safety and ensure that vehicle parts, including tyres, seatbelts, brakes, lights and exhausts, are in proper working order".

They add "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, even if they are exempt from the legal requirement. Motorists can be prosecuted for driving an unsafe vehicle". GOV.UK webpage