Quite simply – no. You cannot drive a car to an MOT station without insurance – and if you do, you could be subject to prosecution, fixed-penalty fines – and possibly even have your car confiscated and destroyed. There is some confusion in this area – but confusion doesn’t mean you can break the law.
Can I take my car for MOT without tax and insurance?
The only time you can drive to an MOT test without insurance or tax, is if you have a SORN for your car. SORN stands for ‘Statutory Off Road Notification’ and you’ll need one if you want to take your car off the road.
Do you get 14 days grace for road tax?
There are no longer any grace periods for car tax. When paper discs were still in existence, there used to be a five-day grace period to allow the new tax disc to arrive in the post. However, now that the process has moved online, the grace period has been axed.
Can I keep my car on my drive without MOT?
Whilst it’s parked on the public highway without an MOT it could be reported, resulting in you being fined and your car seized. If you are not planning on driving the car for a period of time, you should make a SORN declaration and keep the car on a driveway or private land, as long as it’s not on the public highway.
Do I need to tax my car if I’m not using it?
Do I need to tax my car if I’m not driving it? Any vehicle being kept on a public road must be taxed, even if it’s parked there and not being driven. If you are keeping a registered vehicle in a garage or on private land and not using it, it must be given a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN).
Will I lose a months car tax?
Yes, you will lose a month if you tax your car on the last day of the month. Your best option is to tax the car from the first date of the next month to avoid losing a whole month of tax which you have just paid for.
Can you tax a car for a month?
You can pay for your car tax monthly by Direct Debit. You can buy six months car tax or pay for the full year in advance. You will pay 5% more over the year if you buy six months or pay monthly by Direct Debit.
Can I drive my car straight away if I tax online?
It is no longer possible to transfer road tax from one car to another. Instead, the current owner of the vehicle can apply for a refund (see above) and the new owner has to re-tax the car. The new owner will have to tax the vehicle straight away before driving it.
How long can u drive without road tax?
It’s important to remember that once a car has been declared SORN, it can’t be driven on the road until it’s cancelled. SORNs no longer expire after 12 months. Driving a car that has been declared SORN is a more serious offence than purely driving without tax.
What happens if you drive without tax?
If you are caught driving without tax and you are not exempt, you can receive a fine. However, if you are driving your vehicle to a pre-booked MOT test, this is an exception where you can drive on a public road without your vehicle being taxed. Other exceptions can include: If the driver is disabled.
What happens if you forget to MOT your car?
Driving your vehicle on the road without a valid MOT could invalidate your insurance if you were to have an accident. You could also be risking driving an unsafe vehicle. Equally, any car that fails its MOT will now be classified as ‘dangerous’ until all work is completed and the car is retested.
What happens if you don’t MOT your car?
Don’t be – driving without an MOT certificate will not only put you at risk of a large fine, it would also invalidate your car insurance. So, there are serious consequences. … Driving with an expired MOT certificate essentially means your car is unroadworthy. Technically and legally, it’s not safe to drive.
What happens if police stop you with no MOT?
What happens if I’m caught driving without an MOT? If you’re stopped by the police and asked for a copy of your valid MOT, not being able to show one can have serious consequences. … You could be fined up to £2,500 if your van is in a dangerous condition and given 3 points on your driving licence per fault.
Can police seize your car for no tax?
The police, the local council or the DVLA can clamp and tow away cars or other vehicles parked illegally on roads or public land. The DVLA can act when it has the lawful authority to do so if a car is untaxed – unless it’s on your own property.
Is your insurance invalid without tax?
No matter how much you’ve spent on fully comprehensive car insurance, it won’t be valid if you’ve allowed your car tax or MOT to expire.
Can I Tax a vehicle without a v5?
Can you tax a car without the V5C logbook? No. You cannot tax your vehicle if you do not have a V5C logbook. You can only tax the vehicle if you are the owner, as a V5C only proves you are the registered keeper of said vehicle.