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Re: Legal to drive after failed MOT??

The car is not currently roadworthy whether or not it's got a valid MOT at the moment.

If you got pulled over by the police for the exhaust dragging along the ground, say, they wouldn't let you drive on even if you have a valid MOT for the car, would they? The car has to be roadworthy to be driven on the road, the MOT is just a regular confirmation of that fact, it's not a ticket to drive a dangerous car.

However, if you'd fixed whatever fault it failed the MOT on, it stands to reason that the car should be legal... But then you'd just take it in for another MOT anyway...

Edit: I'm obviously really not awake at the moment, the above is just what d'espace between my ears said above anyway.

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