MOT and Road Safety LAW – Don’t get caught out by COVID-19!

Posted on by Melanie of Redbourn Auto Solutions

MOT and Road Safety LAW- Don’t get caught out by COVID-19!
A Message from our MD…
March 2020
As an essential business, we have been asked to remain open to support those who need to keep mobile, whether you’re an essential Key Worker or need a safe car to get your groceries.  We are remaining open for you.

Despite recent changes to MOT status, the DVSA and Insurers have been clear:  if you are using your vehicle on the public highway, you must ensure it is in a roadworthy condition.
There are new temporary regulations on MOT’s:
From 30 March 2020, MOT due dates for cars, motorcycles and light vans will be extended by 6 months.  DVSA will extend expiry dates automatically from this date.  They will be moving cars due in batches with extensions being granted 7-days ahead of the original due date.  So, if you have Car Tax due at the same time, you will only be able to renew this 7-days prior to the MOT expiry.

For those whose MOT has expired prior to this date, do not drive your car without a current MOT as it remains illegal to do so.  If you need to use your car, please continue to book in with us in the normal way.  We are not closing.

If you do not need to use your car, you will need to SORN your vehicle to show that it is not being used.

For clarity, the DVSA highlights that regardless of the extension being given ‘vehicles must nonetheless be ‘safe to drive’ and in a roadworthy condition’.

How can we help you?

By remaining open we can:

Ensure your MOT is current if you need one
Ensure your vehicle is safe to drive by completing a Vehicle Service, OR
If your service is not yet due, conduct a Vehicle Health Check

So, you can rest assured that we will help ensure you comply with this legal condition of driving safely on the road.  We will be able to issue you proof that you have done this and therefore satisfy any insurance requirements.

How are we safe-distancing?

We have strict hygiene procedures in place and contactless transactions.  We are collecting and delivering direct to your door, maintaining 2m distance.  See our website for more information:  https://redbournautosolutions.co.uk/covid-19-coronavirus-update/

We look forward to supporting you.
Ian