In England, what are the penalties if you are caught driving a car without a valid MOT? ?

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(Assuming everything else such as insurance, permission from the car's owner, and driving licence are normal.)
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No mot is not endorsable, i.e. - you do not get points on your licence.
Usually a £60 fine although it can be higher.
Car is not removed from you if it is taxed and insured.
You will only be prosecuted for invalid insurance as well if you have been involved in an accident and the insurance company refuse to cover you

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thumbs down, sweet.
You might want to check the DVLA site for offences and penalties.
You might also like to know i spent 12 years working for recovery company that contracted for the police and removed vehicles from unlicenced, untaxed and uninsured drivers but strangely never non mot'd
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  • Timothy L answered 6 years ago
    We forgot to renew in time and had a very minor accident.........police came and were prosecuted for no MOT (and careless driving, but thats not the question). Insurance and tax were ok. The lack of MOT resulted in a £60.00 fine and no points, the careless driving was £90 and 3 points (we were lucky)
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  • Mostin46 answered 6 years ago
    Bardic and Bramble have given the most sound advice. It is not an endorsable offence ie no points would be applied to your licence. My MOT had expired by 1 week, I was involved in an accident, my fault, car written off. The police said, as it was only a week out-of-date, they were not taking any action. The insurance company paid out, but did deduct 10% from the book value of my car.
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  • champer answered 6 years ago
    As bramble says, it's not an endorsable offence, therefore a fine but no points. It invalidates neither the tax nor the insurance. If you read the insurance bumph you'll see that you are required to keep the car in roadworthy condition, NOT required to have a valid MoT. They are two different things - even the MoT paperwork makes this clear.
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  • blackfirebeetle answered 6 years ago
    some silly answers, one correct one. give bramble 4 10 points !

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  • isleofskye answered 6 years ago
    points on your licence, fine and possibly court appearance
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  • Rocksteady answered 6 years ago
    If your driving a motor vehicle on the road without a valid MOT Certificate it will make your Insurance void. Therefor it could also be considered that because you have No MOT your Insurance Company would not pay out on an accident with a third party and in all cases you have to be insured against third party risk. As this would make your Insurance Null and Void it will mean you have NO valid Insurance for that vehicle and will be prosecuted for such too...The Owner could also be prosecuted for aiding and abetting the commission of an offence if he knew he was allowing you to use the vehicle on a road without a valid Mot Cert and Inappropriate Insurance.

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  • MUNCHKIN answered 6 years ago
    Hi well points on licence..
    The insurance is void yours and hes on the car...
    Road tax is void even though it would be in date...
    With all this a fine,court and maybe a ban as the law changes nearly every day. SO DONT DRIVE IT..
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  • BSMGUY answered 6 years ago
    Assuming that you are talking about the UK and not just one part of the UK. The car insurance would be void because no valid mot certificate, so you are driving a car in the UK with no mot and no valid insurance then the car would be taken from you, and you would receive a summons to court. Penalties can be 6 - 9 penalty points, a fine/ban or jail.

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  • steelgrip answered 6 years ago
    if you have no M.O.T on the vehicle and the the police stop you and discover that you do not have an valid MOT certificate they will seize the vehicle and you will be left by the road side along with a fixed penalty fine of £60 and points on your licence.
    Cars and motorcycles MUST normally pass an MOT test three years from the date of the first registration and every year after that. You MUST NOT drive a vehicle without an MOT certificate, when it should have one. Driving an unroadworthy vehicle may invalidate your insurance. Exceptionally, you may drive to a pre-arranged test appointment or to a garage for repairs required for the test.
    good luck with this.

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  • navi answered 6 years ago
    Normally 3 points on licence and a fine of around £60. By pleading guilty you would not have to appear in court. This saves on court time and is normally taken into account when setting fine.
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  • lindybug answered 6 years ago
    possibly a fine points on your licence magistrates court im not sure because a mot is to say that Your car is roadworthy and as it doesn't have a mot it may not be,lets say if you had a accident that's what they check is tax insurance mot etc its not worth it go get a mot
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  • macca answered 6 years ago
    A kick in the balls.
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  • __xXlillyXx__ answered 6 years ago
    they take it off you for a year (the car) and you anrent aloud to drive for a year (you)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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