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 Post subject: Plate expire/ MOT
PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2021 7:57 am 
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My taxi vehicle had its MOT 2nd May 2020 and expired 1sT May 2021, But my Taxi vehicle license was licensed 1st June 2020 and expires 31st May 2021
So currently my MOT is Expired but my Vehicle license is still in date and our MOT is done by our council.
I have sent in a renewal application and my date for my Council test is 27th May.

Anyone can advise what I should do?
Can I still drive or not?


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 Post subject: Re: Plate expire/ MOT
PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2021 8:09 am 
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I would think that if the mot has expired you should not drive the vehicle on the road. It is an offence. You may also invalidate your insurance.

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 Post subject: Re: Plate expire/ MOT
PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2021 2:20 pm 
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rashid wrote:
Anyone can advise what I should do?
Can I still drive or not?

Forget the council licensing rules - they're nothing to do with the MoT requirement.

You need a valid MoT, or you're driving illegally.

The rules are easily found online, but as I recall them, you can only drive your car to an actual appointment for an MoT test.

Actually, *don't* forget the council's licensing rules - if you're caught without a valid MoT they might take your taxi licence as well 8-[


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 Post subject: Re: Plate expire/ MOT
PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2021 2:35 pm 
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Do you get a MOT Certificate or a Certificate of fitness

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 Post subject: Re: Plate expire/ MOT
PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2021 4:36 pm 
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why leave it till the last minute

a MOT is a legal requirement for use on the road

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 Post subject: Re: Plate expire/ MOT
PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2021 5:44 pm 
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rashid wrote:
My taxi vehicle had its MOT 2nd May 2020 and expired 1sT May 2021, But my Taxi vehicle license was licensed 1st June 2020 and expires 31st May 2021
So currently my MOT is Expired but my Vehicle license is still in date and our MOT is done by our council.
I have sent in a renewal application and my date for my Council test is 27th May.

Anyone can advise what I should do?
Can I still drive or not?

You can't drive without a valid MOT. [-X

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 Post subject: Re: Plate expire/ MOT
PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2021 7:39 pm 
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Sussex wrote:
rashid wrote:
My taxi vehicle had its MOT 2nd May 2020 and expired 1sT May 2021, But my Taxi vehicle license was licensed 1st June 2020 and expires 31st May 2021
So currently my MOT is Expired but my Vehicle license is still in date and our MOT is done by our council.
I have sent in a renewal application and my date for my Council test is 27th May.

Anyone can advise what I should do?
Can I still drive or not?

You can't drive without a valid MOT. [-X

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO yes you can....................My H/C licence is my MOT date

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 Post subject: Re: Plate expire/ MOT
PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2021 9:06 pm 
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OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO yes you can....................My H/C licence is my MOT date

As is my vehicle, but the fella is asking a question and it's best to give him the answer that he needs to stay licensed by his council and remain licensed by the DVLA.

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 Post subject: Re: Plate expire/ MOT
PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2021 11:54 pm 
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Sussex wrote:
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OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO yes you can....................My H/C licence is my MOT date

As is my vehicle, but the fella is asking a question and it's best to give him the answer that he needs to stay licensed by his council and remain licensed by the DVLA.

But does he have a MOT pass or a certificate of fitness

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 Post subject: Re: Plate expire/ MOT
PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2021 7:17 am 
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MR T wrote:
Sussex wrote:
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OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO yes you can....................My H/C licence is my MOT date

As is my vehicle, but the fella is asking a question and it's best to give him the answer that he needs to stay licensed by his council and remain licensed by the DVLA.

But does he have a MOT pass or a certificate of fitness

The chap says "My MOT".

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 Post subject: Re: Plate expire/ MOT
PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2021 12:34 pm 
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grandad wrote:
MR T wrote:
Sussex wrote:
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OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO yes you can....................My H/C licence is my MOT date

As is my vehicle, but the fella is asking a question and it's best to give him the answer that he needs to stay licensed by his council and remain licensed by the DVLA.

But does he have a MOT pass or a certificate of fitness

The chap says "My MOT".

So do the drivers in Sefton ,But they get a certificate of fitness ........ do not come under DVLA

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 Post subject: Re: Plate expire/ MOT
PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2021 10:23 am 
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MR T wrote:
So do the drivers in Sefton ,But they get a certificate of fitness ........ do not come under DVLA



Plate.........1 thing

MOT (or CofF)...........roadworthiness certificate (of sorts)

2 different things

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 Post subject: Re: Plate expire/ MOT
PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2021 12:13 pm 
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GOV.UKCheck if a vehicle is taxed and has an MOT
BW25 WVE
✓ Taxed
Tax due:
1 May 2022
Incorrect tax status?
✗ MOT
Expired:
15 August 2010

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 Post subject: Re: Plate expire/ MOT
PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2021 12:13 am 
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Shepway council (now Folkestone Hythe and Romney Marsh) DC have their own testing regime with Certificate of Fitness issued. Cars licenced by them do not require a DVLA style MoT test. The problem comes when you go to sell the car and find the CoF isn't worth the paper it's written on once it stops becoming a hc or ph.


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 Post subject: Re: Plate expire/ MOT
PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2021 6:39 pm 
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PHTM have done an opinion article on the MOT/Certificate of Compliance issue.

https://content.yudu.com/web/43sy4/0A43 ... gin=reader

Not sure I agree with it all, but that's not uncommon of late with them.

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