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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 2:24 pm 
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can one of you mot testers clear some thing up for me about the new mot rules ... if car has a major fault. it cannot be driven away does that mean the tester can in theory confiscate keys and not let you drive off or are the keys handed back to owner ect and if its driven home thats at owners risk and illigal. some mot places dont even do repairs so how does this work


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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 2:29 pm 
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Surely they have to allow you too and from the mot station :? :?

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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 2:29 pm 
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No the tester can't stop you taking the car but it is illegal to drive on the road from when the test was done were as before it didn't cancel out the old test if some was still remaining


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thanks for clearing that up hats what i thought.. there is a lot of confusing info online and here say ive heard about it..


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Wouldn't worry about online people who aren't testers talking**** as always because read a few things online


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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 3:14 pm 
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so basically if you re-test early say by two weeks, and fail. Your mot stops there?

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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 5:43 pm 
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yea it crazy you have any majors that it there is 2 other category's as well heres what i read earlier

https://www.which.co.uk/news/2018/05/ne ... d-to-know/


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so basically if you re-test early say by two weeks, and fail. Your mot stops there?


Yes that's correct


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Thats been a thing for a few years though hasn't it ?

I was under the understanding that the new test results, if they are a pass or a fail superseded the old one.


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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 10:26 am 
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Well technically you possibly wouldn't be insured but it didn't actually take away the current test


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We usually get the customer to sign a disclaimer that states there vehicle is unfit for the road and they take all responsibility if anything happens.

Mot testers don't have the power to keep a vehicle for being unroadworthy. Only the dvsa or police can confiscate a vehicle

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The one that got me was the "Dangerous" categorisation, which on most articles states it has to be immediately fixed and CANNOT be driven on the road even home from the test until fixed.

Other than that the normal Advisories and Major fails are "ok" to drive to and from the test centre...

But I don't know how try the articles are or if it is a reporters view and interpretation of the rules, which could be wrong.

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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 5:24 pm 
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Sounds to me like they are trying their absolute hardest to get older cars off the road so people have to scrap them and buy a nice shiny new horrible hybrid or useless electric. And the new legislation about diesels is absolutely stupid, obviously another way to get ageing diesels off the road.
Absolute madness. Will just have to buy a 40 year old car instead. No mot or tax issues then!!


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Just got to keep them maintained then don't we, my 2001 25 finally had an epic fail last year, needs
brake lines and two points of welding, not got the money, time or inclination so it can slowly go back
to nature until my garage is built.


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 8:50 am 
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From what I read on the government website it said:

Dangerous: Do not drive the vehicle until it’s been repaired.

Major: Repair it immediately.

So you could argue, you can drive a major fail to get it repaired.

Link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mot-changes-from-may-2018-guidance-for-mot-testers/overview-of-mot-changes-from-may-2018

On the other hand speaking with an MOT guy who was giving training on the new MOT standard, he said this has always been a grey area that's now been cleared up as the law says you are not allowed to drive a vehicle on the road that is not roadworthy, if it fails an MOT it's not roadworthy. So before the change, if you had a jobs worth copper stop you, you in theory could have been done for knowingly driving a non-roadworthy vehicle.

He also said the emissions changes was to fall in line with EU regulations and nothing to do with the government, as the current emissions testing aren't as stringent as those in the rest of Europe. So its to fall in line with that. I also agree with the change that if your diesel car is chucking out a load of smoke it will fail. If the cars being looked after / maintained properly it won't smoke.


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