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Re: MOT exteded 6 months due to coronavirus
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2020, 01:19:39 PM »
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Thanks for posting this as I'm currently in this situation. On Monday evening as soon as the lock down was announced I persuaded my wife to get redressed and drive me to my daughters to pick up her car and bring home so I could get her car sorted while locked down, and keep me occupied, as MOT runs out 10th April. Glad I did as yesterday (as on national news) Plymouth Police were out on major roads stopping all motorists and questioning why they were out. Until this update I was assuming I would, if my garage still open, try to get it MOT'd, being covered by having it 'booked in' for proof of being out.

 I'm currently trying to trace an elusive electrical fault that has caused loss of reversing lights and sensors so this is a welcome breathing space ... and a bonus in that it will move the future MOT renewal into a better weather period of the year for 'garage of dad'.  :008:
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Re: MOT exteded 6 months due to coronavirus
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2020, 02:23:49 PM »
Thanks for the heads up.
Car due in May.

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Re: MOT exteded 6 months due to coronavirus
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2020, 03:25:57 PM »
:028: ... also passed the link on to my youngest daughter who is a nurse at Grimsby hospital and turns out her MOT is due 14th April so double bonus.
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Re: MOT exteded 6 months due to coronavirus
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2020, 04:35:57 PM »
Remarkably I have three MoTs to do in March. Bike car and wife's car.
Got my car done today and passed.

For Edinburgh locality Lothian Motors in Bonnyrigg is still operating.
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Re: MOT exteded 6 months due to coronavirus
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2020, 05:14:17 PM »
Having just had my Tiger MOT'd today, as my local bike shop remains open, the Manager raised a concern regarding the six month extension, where riders (dare I say youngsters !) might be riding bikes that are well past a fail situation. If involved in an accident Insurance would be nullified due to unroadworthyness ... Just saying.  :187: 
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Re: MOT exteded 6 months due to coronavirus
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2020, 07:56:52 PM »
It is still the driver's responsibility to ensure a vehicle is roadworthy.
MoT is a snapshot at the time of the test.
You could break a spring on the way home from the MoT and make it unroadworthy.
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Re: MOT exteded 6 months due to coronavirus
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2020, 08:46:59 PM »
*Originally Posted by philmcglass [+]
It is still the driver's responsibility to ensure a vehicle is roadworthy.

:0461: ... and is reflected, with further descriptive links within, last paragraph in the document Admin listed on the initial post .... 'Keep your vehicle safe to drive'. :211:
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Re: MOT exteded 6 months due to coronavirus
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2020, 09:44:12 PM »
So there is one thing you British are better off. My Bobber needed MOT in January but due to a seasonal licence I am not allowed to ride the bike as it is restricted to April to October. I really wonder whether I can take the check next week and the back tyre is almost done. Don't think they let me get away with no MOT if the garage is closed down. Our MOT authorities have no sense humour at all and that is a stament them being German.
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Re: MOT exteded 6 months due to coronavirus
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2020, 09:53:23 PM »
I wish we actually had regular vehicle roadworthy inspections here.
If I buy a new bike today and own it for the next 25 years it never once needs an inspection. Inspections are only required when vehicles are sold.
What than means is that statistically your can't drive or ride for more than 10 minutes in melbourne without being within 20 metres of an unroadworthy vehicle according to the research I have seen. As soon as it gets dark here it seems that probably 5% of all the vehicles on the road think they are motorcycles because they only have one working headlight!

 


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