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Re: Can i drive after MOT fail or not?
Difficult one to call these days.
In fairness, continuing to drive an unroadworthy vehicle isn't a great idea, as from an insurance perspective - you are accepting the majority of any liability arising from a claim.
The reason I state that it's difficult these days, is because MOT's are performed (with the resulting Pass/Fail) logged on a central database, which I would presume the Police National Computer is linked to - so any ANPR can (and will) probably detect your usage of the car.
If I recall correctly, the MOT certificate is only really valid for the date of the test, and any subsequent test fail will void the pre-existing one.
It's your call (and your neck on the line), personally - I'd get it done sooner and enjoy the free re-test.
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