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June 30, 2020 2 min read

During the Coronavirus epidemic certain rules have been relaxed to help maintain social distancing and limit or halt the spread of the disease. For drivers and riders a welcome break on the 30th March 2020 was the suspension of MOT’s for vehicles that had a current one and needed renewing.


This allowed key workers and vital staff to continue using their vehicle or motorcycle even if the MOT was expiring and allowed them to steer clear of contact with other people who could spread the virus.

Motorcycle MOT test


Due to the drop in current cases of Coronavirus, a reduction in daily deaths and for reasons to do with social limiting on the economy the Uk is seeing a relaxation on it’s lockdown procedures and with it the opening of larger shops, pubs and restaurants.


With this lower threat level from Coronavirus it has been deemed sufficient now by the government to reintroduce MOT test for cars, vans, lorries and motorcycles on August 1st 2020.



What does this mean for motorcyclists


  • MOT certification is needed from August the 1st 2020
  • Penalties resume for having an expired MOT certificate for your motorcycle
  • Current fine for driving or riding with no MOT is up to£1000
  • Should your motorcycle be classed as “Dangerous” you could receive a fine up to £2500
  • You will also receive 3 fixed penalty point

 

When is a motorcycle 'dangerous'? 


Your MOT tester will use their expertise to determine if a motorcycle is dangerous. A motorcycle is dangerous if: 


There is an immediate risk to road safety 

The motorcycle will have a serious impact on the environment 


An updated certificate design could make your MOT easier to understand, since you’ll be able to see all faults listed in categories


Garages around the country are now urging people to book an MOT renewable at the earliest opportunity as it is expected that penalties will be strictly enforced from the 1st of August as the Pandemic seems to have lessened.

 

Find out more at the Government website


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