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If your car has no tax or test, but is insured (Under your fully comp insurance of another car) are you legally able to drive it to a test centre, provided you have an MOT booked?

If not how do you go about getting it tested, because obviously you cant tax it without an MOT.
 
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It is legal to drive an untested car to an MOT station for an MOT testing appointment. Lag (or someone similar) will be able to confirm the full details...
 

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Hi,
in answer to your question, yes you are legal to drive to and from a MOT station as long as the test is pre-booked and you are fully insured. But you must only use the vehicle to go directly to and from a MOT test centre.
That is unless this senseless goverment have changed the laws (again).Hope this helps.
 

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It does not have to be taxed, that is why you must have the MOT pre-booked and only use the car to go directly there and back.
 
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Yeah, an' I bet if you get pulled whilst going, even if you can prove that the MOT was/is pre-booked they'll still do ya'.
It's been going for YEARS AND YEARS the pre-booked
requirement. sometimes you get a failed m.o.t. and will have to
meet the same requirements the very next time. i.e pre-booked.
 
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but is insured (Under your fully comp insurance of another car)
Careful - firstly make sure you are entitled to drive other cars under your policy - it isn't given out as freely as it used to be.

Secondly, if you do have the Driving other cars extension on your policy make sure that it doesn't say 'providing the vehicle is already insured' - it is becoming more common for insurers only to give the DOC if the car you are driving is already insured to be on the road. This is part of the clamp down on uninsured cars on the road.
 

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:rofl::rofl::rofl:

TECHNICALLY,if it's your car and it's insured in your name and the MOT test is pre-booked,then your in the clear........BUT,if you get pulled over either on the way to a test or on the back from one and there is anything about the car that makes it unroadworthy,then your in the poop......i.e,if your car fails the MOT on an illegal tyre,and you take the car home with the tyre still on the car,then you could get the normal punishment(points and a fine).

How you stand with the tax issue or driving someone elses car on your insurance,I'm not 100% sure.I think the Tax is OK,as I'm sure that when I declared my old Fiat SORN the only legal way I could drive it on the road was to and from a pre-booked MOT test.Obviously,you can't Tax a car without an MOT,so you must be able to drive the car to get the MOT,then you can get your Tax...

I think that answers some of the questions,but probably brings up a few more!:crazy:
 

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If your car has no tax or test, but is insured (Under your fully comp insurance of another car) are you legally able to drive it to a test centre, provided you have an MOT booked?

If not how do you go about getting it tested, because obviously you cant tax it without an MOT.
How can the car be insured under the other cars insurance.
 
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It is legal to drive an untested car to an MOT station for an MOT testing appointment. Lag (or someone similar) will be able to confirm the full details...
selwonk is correct!!!

Just spoke with dad who's a MOT Examiner.....

As long as your car registration is written in the appointment book on the same day your taking it for its mot then if stopped you'll just have to produce you documents within 7days....
 

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There's actually no 'producers' issued anymore, there's nothing you can produce that isn't already on recorded on a database to which all officers have access. Traffic will have remote access from within the car, beat bobbies will need to radio the details though; ANPR units will know more about you and your car than you do, :)

With regards to 'clamping down' (this initiative was originally brought forward to help with the illegal immigration problem you may have noticed,...allegedly) you MUST have valid insurance for a vehicle in order to give anyone else permission to drive it, and they must also have fully comprehensive insurance of their own that entitles them to drive any other car with the owners permission. There is no legal way to drive a car on British roads that isn't covered by an insurance policy in its' own right - that can be set up for a minimum period of 2 weeks if necessary. Think about it, you could buy 20 cars for example, put them in your wifes name and then get her 'permission' to drive any one of them under one policy.

With regard to driving to and from MOTs without tax and insurance: The MOT must be pre-booked and you are entitled to drive (1 ) to the testing station directly using the shortest recognised route, (2) away from the MOT station to a place of repair subject to the failure NOT making the car unsafe to drive or dangerous to other road users or pedestrians or (3) away from the testing station to where the vehicle has originally come from in point 1 subject the conditions in point 2.

You can't 'legally' drive on a public road without valid tax, or valid insurance or MOT for that matter. However, it would therefore be seriously impractical to MOT a car that you had just bought from a friend for example, that wasn't taxed or MOTd so there are clauses that allow officers to make judgement calls based on the evidence, which, if you're being honest is pretty easy to verify.
 
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