Sunderland Forum and Wearside Online - Serving The Community Since 2010

6 Month MOT exemption

The Sunderland Forum deals with all local issues in the chat rooms above. However, this is the General Off Topic Forum. So, this area is for all non-local issues. For example, national news or any other interests etc.
Post Reply
User avatar
Sunderland Nut
Freedom of the City
Freedom of the City
Posts: 2199
Joined: 11 Jan 2015, 19:13
Location: Downhill
Top poster of the Month

6 Month MOT exemption

Post by Sunderland Nut »

Vehicles needing to get an MOT over the next 6 months from the 30th of March can forget it, the government has exempted this test.
While garages can remain open for essential work though.
That means you don't need to get an MOT until around the beginning of October - if you can get an appointment with the flood which will pursue surely :?



User avatar
Bus Driver
Local MP
Local MP
Posts: 890
Joined: 11 Aug 2013, 18:09
Location: Pennywell

Re: 6 Month MOT exemption

Post by Bus Driver »

There'll be quite bit of unroadworthy vehicles on the road for the next few months then.



User avatar
Steve30000
Local Legend
Local Legend
Posts: 1842
Joined: 15 Oct 2019, 20:54
Location: Here

Re: 6 Month MOT exemption

Post by Steve30000 »

Bus Driver wrote:
26 Mar 2020, 00:54
There'll be quite bit of unroadworthy vehicles on the road for the next few months then.
Some people will take full advantage of this.



User avatar
Bus Driver
Local MP
Local MP
Posts: 890
Joined: 11 Aug 2013, 18:09
Location: Pennywell

Re: 6 Month MOT exemption

Post by Bus Driver »

Steve30000 wrote:
26 Mar 2020, 12:11
Bus Driver wrote:
26 Mar 2020, 00:54
There'll be quite bit of unroadworthy vehicles on the road for the next few months then.
Some people will take full advantage of this.
Without a shadow of a doubt.



User avatar
Steve30000
Local Legend
Local Legend
Posts: 1842
Joined: 15 Oct 2019, 20:54
Location: Here

Re: 6 Month MOT exemption

Post by Steve30000 »

Bus Driver wrote:
27 Mar 2020, 00:54
Steve30000 wrote:
26 Mar 2020, 12:11


Some people will take full advantage of this.
Without a shadow of a doubt.
I've seen people driving vans with black smoke bellowing out of their vans before this pandemic.

So there'll be a few in their element



User avatar
Gibsy
Local Councillor
Local Councillor
Posts: 420
Joined: 02 Dec 2013, 13:42
Location: Seaham

Re: 6 Month MOT exemption

Post by Gibsy »

Steve30000 wrote:
27 Mar 2020, 08:18

I've seen people driving vans with black smoke bellowing out of their vans before this pandemic.
Me too, usually taxis, but the police can still order them off the road. Looking into this further and it looks like that any unroadworthy car will be ordered off the road so no real abuse of the system.

What I don't know is whether these people can use any car, even if the MOT ran out a few years ago. Logic is telling me that you can't have a break between MOT's but some might take advantage. In other words, you probably are only exempt if your vehicle is due for an MOT during the next 6 months.



User avatar
Sunderland Nut
Freedom of the City
Freedom of the City
Posts: 2199
Joined: 11 Jan 2015, 19:13
Location: Downhill
Top poster of the Month

Re: 6 Month MOT exemption

Post by Sunderland Nut »

We haven't went backwards, just pausing things for a while.



User avatar
Sunderland Nut
Freedom of the City
Freedom of the City
Posts: 2199
Joined: 11 Jan 2015, 19:13
Location: Downhill
Top poster of the Month

Re: 6 Month MOT exemption

Post by Sunderland Nut »

Just to inform you all that the 6month extension to the MOT has been extended to 12 months.

But still keep your car safe though :cheers:



User avatar
Nockya
Mayor
Mayor
Posts: 1387
Joined: 17 Jul 2013, 10:36
Location: Downhill

Re: 6 Month MOT exemption

Post by Nockya »

Everyone is doing illegal stuff legally now that the coronavirus lockdown is on.



User avatar
Sunderland Nut
Freedom of the City
Freedom of the City
Posts: 2199
Joined: 11 Jan 2015, 19:13
Location: Downhill
Top poster of the Month

Re: 6 Month MOT exemption

Post by Sunderland Nut »

Nockya wrote:
15 May 2020, 14:41
Everyone is doing illegal stuff legally now that the coronavirus lockdown is on.
There's loads more things like this.



Post Reply