CAR MOT TESTING DEADLINES TO BE EXTENDED DUE TO COVID-19

CAR MOT TESTING DEADLINES TO BE EXTENDED DUE TO COVID-19 - Readers' Reviews

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced new rules in the wake of the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. As many people will be self-isolating, the DVSA has decided to grant an extension for those due to take a MOT test (an annual vehicle road-worthiness, safety and emissions test).

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Drivers of cars, vans and motorcycles that are due for MOT testing from 30th March 2020 will automatically receive a six-month extension on their certificate. This will allow key workers (and those on other essential journeys) to continue driving to without penalty.

Vehicles be kept in a good, roadworthy condition during this extension
Vehicles be kept in a good, roadworthy condition during this extension

At this time, garages are remaining open to ensure vehicles are running safely - keeping key workers and goods moving around the country.

The DVSA has published guidance for garages, along with drivers who have their MOT due before the 30th March, and one for those due from the 30th March.

Guidance from the DVSA can be found here: