Temporary exemption will enable vital services to continue, frontline workers to get to work, and people to get essential food and medicine.
“Vehicle owners will be granted a 6-month exemption from MOT testing, enabling them to continue to travel to work where this absolutely cannot be done from home, or shop for necessities.
“All cars, vans and motorcycles which usually would require an MOT test will be exempted from needing a test from 30 March 2020. Vehicles must be kept in a roadworthy condition, and garages will remain open for essential repair work. Drivers can be prosecuted if driving unsafe vehicles.
“Legislation will be introduced on March 30 and will come into immediate effect for 12 months, following a short consultation with key organisations. Drivers will still need to get their vehicle tested until the new regulations come into place, if they need to use it.
“If you can’t get an MoT that’s due because you’re in self-isolation, the Department for Transport is working with insurers and the police to ensure people will not be negatively affected as a result of things that are out of their control.”
Apparently there Government are speaking with the insurance industry to make sure that policies remain valid, but please reminder of course that vehicles MUST be kept in a roadworthy condition.
Practical driving tests and annual testing for lorries, buses and coaches have been suspended for up to 3 months too.
For the full story, read the Government’s press release here.
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