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new mot rules
« on: April 16, 2018, 08:49:35 PM »
New MOT rules which commence 20th May, -
If for example your car,van or bike mot is valid till 10th June 2018 and you took it for an mot before 20th may but within 30 days before that date as you are entitled to do to preserve "anniversary" date, - which set of rules would it be tested to - the present rules or new rules?
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Re: new mot rules
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2018, 09:36:47 PM »
I would imagine it could only be tested to regulations in force on the day it is tested.
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Re: new mot rules
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2018, 09:38:27 PM »
MOT certificate states when you can first present it. New rules will only start the stated date the DVLA says they do.

So you can get MOT pre new rules
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Re: new mot rules
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2018, 09:51:06 PM »
What are the new MOT changes?

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Re: new mot rules
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2018, 11:22:42 PM »
Thanks Merv. Seems exactly the same to me apart from the 40 year old vehicles not needing an MOT due to EU regs. Oh I do know a reverse light must now work, as yet I have not seen one on a bike... ;D

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Re: new mot rules
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2018, 06:35:26 AM »
There are only 2 changes to the motorbike MOT rules, testers much check the brake fluid for comtamination but only of the resoviour is of a clear type for testers to inspect it and the tester must rev the engine to hale revs and assess the noise, if the bike is louder the a bike of similar type with standard exhausts fitted then its a fail.

The system is changing and if the bike fails on a dangerous point the certificate states that you should not ride it from the MOT station...
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Re: new mot rules
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2018, 08:14:37 PM »
Does that include old tyres?  :D
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Re: new mot rules
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2018, 10:39:12 PM »
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Re: new mot rules
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2018, 10:19:59 PM »
The system is changing and if the bike fails on a dangerous point the certificate states that you should not ride it from the MOT station...

Well there is a legal grey area! Should not or shall not?
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Re: new mot rules
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2018, 07:10:43 AM »
One reason I always try to get stuff MOT'ed in the 1 month grace period.

If says you should not ride it from place if it fails for something dangerous.

1. They cannot forcibly stop you - that would be assault
2.  Any true motorcyclist should know the condition of his machine to know if he is riding something with dangerous faults
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Re: new mot rules
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2018, 09:48:47 PM »
Good point, well made.

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Re: new mot rules
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2018, 06:26:24 AM »
One reason I always try to get stuff MOT'ed in the 1 month grace period.

If says you should not ride it from place if it fails for something dangerous.

1. They cannot forcibly stop you - that would be assault
2.  Any true motorcyclist should know the condition of his machine to know if he is riding something with dangerous faults

I think what they are saying is that if a police officer stops you while riding a bike that has been deemed dangerous they will prosecute you. I am sure the test results will be uploaded to the ANPR system as soon as they are recorded. I really dobnt think a MOT station would care if you rode it or not.

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Re: new mot rules
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2018, 07:13:50 AM »
Is it also not the case that if the vehicle fails its mot any remaining MOT is also deemed invalid? If that is the case then the insurance would be void should the vehicle be taken on the road
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Re: new mot rules
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2018, 11:11:42 AM »
No the original mot is still valid
You invalidate your insurance knowingly drive an unroadworthy vehicle
If you has an accident the insurance company would wriggle out of the claim
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