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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 11:58 pm 
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..but with VED and insurance. Is this legal or not?? Conflicting reports on the web.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 12:02 am 
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If it's taxed then why not?

Are we talking 'practical' or 'legal'.

Legally no.

Practically yes, MOT is only required to use a vehicle on a public highway, parking is not really using. The Police will be okay as long as it is taxed. Your insurace company will probably use it to wriggle out of paying a claim.

I would only do this as a last resort now, in my younger days of course I bought a blank mot for £30 in a pub and filled it in myself. :oops:


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 1:49 am 
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I think it's illegal since the lack of MOT voids the Insurance..

Not sure how you got a Tax disc without the MOT tho? Do you not have to present the MOT Cert. at the PO?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 7:33 am 
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kingroon wrote:
I think it's illegal since the lack of MOT voids the Insurance..

Not sure how you got a Tax disc without the MOT tho? Do you not have to present the MOT Cert. at the PO?


The car failed the MOT which has now expired. Guess I'll hae to leave it on the drive until I can find out either way...


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 3:45 pm 
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John

I presume it was last MOT'ed under the new computerised system, then it is on the database and you can still be prosecuted as the Police will be able to check this without needing to see an MOT certificate.

I wouldn't take this risk myself.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 3:51 pm 
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i think you would need to declare it as "off road"

otherwise as said , automatic prosecution


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 7:30 pm 
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yep fill in SORN, statutory off road notification.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:11 pm 
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It might be different today, but a few years back my insurance paid out after I wrote off my out of MOT, Astra.


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