Keeping your vehicles safe to drive during the 6-month MOT exemption period

Due to the ongoing pandemic, vehicles requiring an MOT from 30th March 2020 have been given a six-month exemption from testing. Vehicles must be kept in a road worthy condition and those found driving unsafe vehicles face the possibility of prosecution.

The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) has compiled a list of key checks to ensure ongoing worthiness.

Sue Robinson, Director of the NFDA, assured that MOT appointments are still available as a method of ensuring roadworthiness.
“However, if this is not possible due to self-isolating, being a vulnerable individual or having someone in your household that is vulnerable, or for any other reason, then the following advice is essential for maintaining your vehicle.”

Robinson concluded, “These tips are the minimum of what needs to be done in order to maintain your vehicle from home in these uncertain times.”

MOTs due before 30th March 2020 have not been extended. Any vehicles due before this date that have not been tested should either have an MOT test carried out or not be used.