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 Post subject: Re: New MOT rules
PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:29 am 
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It just makes the whole MOT exempt decision a complete joke - cars can pass an MOT today and a week down the road (pardon the pun) could be unroadworthy due to some post MOT fault - so bringing in this new law (which is foolish anyway) makes absouletly no sense, when a MOT exempt car being checked by the police or commissioners at the roadside could be deemed unroadworthy a total farce, with a fault that would most likely have been identified during an MOT test.

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 Post subject: Re: New MOT rules
PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:20 am 
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It just makes the whole MOT exempt decision a complete joke - cars can pass an MOT today and a week down the road (pardon the pun) could be unroadworthy due to some post MOT fault - so bringing in this new law (which is foolish anyway) makes absouletly no sense, when a MOT exempt car being checked by the police or commissioners at the roadside could be deemed unroadworthy a total farce, with a fault that would most likely have been identified during an MOT test.
A car can pass the MOT and not be road worthy or not meet C&U regs as its being tested.

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 Post subject: Re: New MOT rules
PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:28 am 
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The rules are very clear, exempt or not, if your car fails an MOT it is deemed unroadworthy. You are allowed under existing rules to drive it home and/or to a place of repair. Even if your car is exempt, a recent failed MOT will show up on an ANPR camera and alert the constabulary to possible defects in your car, giving them grounds to stop you and check at the very least.
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ANPR will only ping if the car doesn't have an MOT it won't alert if there has been a fail so if the car is MOT exempt but as just failed ANPR will be none the wiser.

That said as already mentioned you shouldn't drive with defects.

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 Post subject: Re: New MOT rules
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The rules are very clear, exempt or not, if your car fails an MOT it is deemed unroadworthy.
Your car could have failed the MOT on emissions which 40 yr old + cars are not going to be subjected too - so not technically unroadworthy from next year.
How so? They are only getting rid of the MOT, Construction and Use regs still apply so if you are stopped for a roadside check and fail the emissions test applicable (after 1/8/75 CO 4.5% vol, HC 0.12% vol (1200ppm)) then your vehicle is practically and technically not roadworthy!

Please tell me more about this new roadside emission check test and who (Police, DVSA?) is doing it?

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 Post subject: Re: New MOT rules
PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:18 am 
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Your car could have failed the MOT on emissions which 40 yr old + cars are not going to be subjected too - so not technically unroadworthy from next year.
How so? They are only getting rid of the MOT, Construction and Use regs still apply so if you are stopped for a roadside check and fail the emissions test applicable (after 1/8/75 CO 4.5% vol, HC 0.12% vol (1200ppm)) then your vehicle is practically and technically not roadworthy!

Please tell me more about this new roadside emission check test and who (Police, DVSA?) is doing it?
You got fingers, google it.

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 Post subject: Re: New MOT rules
PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:10 pm 
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How so? They are only getting rid of the MOT, Construction and Use regs still apply so if you are stopped for a roadside check and fail the emissions test applicable (after 1/8/75 CO 4.5% vol, HC 0.12% vol (1200ppm)) then your vehicle is practically and technically not roadworthy!

Please tell me more about this new roadside emission check test and who (Police, DVSA?) is doing it?
You got fingers, google it.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Careful, you could get this moved to the off topic area!

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 Post subject: Oh man…..
PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:45 pm 
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:roll: Does the world, or even this forum, really need another MOT exemption thread?




:( I'm supposed to read through all this stuff.


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 Post subject: Re: New MOT rules
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How so? They are only getting rid of the MOT, Construction and Use regs still apply so if you are stopped for a roadside check and fail the emissions test applicable (after 1/8/75 CO 4.5% vol, HC 0.12% vol (1200ppm)) then your vehicle is practically and technically not roadworthy!

Please tell me more about this new roadside emission check test and who (Police, DVSA?) is doing it?
You got fingers, google it.


Very helpful answer and what's with the attitude, you mentioned it so I asked.

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