The Government have reacted quickly to the problems in obtaining MOTs. There are rules for two categories of vehicle:
- Cars, light vans or motorcycle’s MOT expiry date will be extended by 6 months if it’s due on or after 30 March 2020
- All lorry, bus or trailer annual tests (MOT) have been suspended from 21 March 2020 for 3 months because of the outbreak
The gov.uk website makes it clear that you must keep your vehicle safe to drive. In addition, your motor insurance policy will have a General Condition to the effect:
Reasonable precautions: You shall take all reasonable precautions to prevent the occurrence of loss, damage or liability by maintaining the Insured Vehicle in an efficient and roadworthy condition.
Note: Information contained herein may be subject to changes announced by the Government or DVLA therefore please check on the Gov.uk website which provide full and up to date information:
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