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Old 15-04-13, 10:44 PM   #1
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Default Advice of driving a CAT C for MOT.

Hi, My CAT C car needs an MOT before I can book it for a VIC check.
The test center I always use is about a 20 minute drive from my house, through busy roads and past a police station.

I understand under no circumstances I can drive the car without valid Insurance. But here's my question;

Can I drive the car, without tax, mot, and a VIC marker to the test center as long as my car has been booked in.

Or does it have to be towed, since it's a CAT C.

Any reply appreciated.
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http://www.dft.gov.uk/vosa/repositor...ril%202012.pdf

this contains all you need to know..
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You can't drive to an MOT without Tax and Insurance. You also can't drive to a VIC without an MOT and Insurance. Technically the answer to your question is no. Don't you have a mate who can tow you? If it's being towed you're off the hook as it isn't under it's own power (I think)
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You can drive to a pre arranged MOT without tax, but you'll need the MOT to drive to the VIC.
Needs to be insured though.

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You can't drive to an MOT without Tax and Insurance. You also can't drive to a VIC without an MOT and Insurance. Technically the answer to your question is no. Don't you have a mate who can tow you? If it's being towed you're off the hook as it isn't under it's own power (I think)
You can't tow anything without road tax on the towed vehicle as far as I know, if any of the wheels are on the ground it must be taxed.(unless it's an arranged mot).
I spent a bit of time looking into this as I once owned an a frame also had rac refuse to move a van ages ago on the grounds it wasn't taxed and they'd sent recovery with a tail lift and not a transporter where all wheels would be off the road.

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The following is from www.direct.gov.uk

You can drive to the VIC site as long as the car is:
  • Covered by a valid MOT certificate (if applicable)
  • In a roadworthy condition
  • Displaying number plates

You do not need road tax to drive directly to or from a VIC, but you
should be aware that it is an offence to keep or use a car on public
roads if it is not taxed and registered. Also make sure that if the
car is being driven to the VIC site the person driving the car is
insured to do so. VOSA will not carry out a VIC unless the car is
capable of being driven under its own power. However if, for some
other reason, it cannot be driven to the VIC site it can be transported, but arrangements must be made in advance with the VIC Site Manager. Please allow additional time if the car is to arrive by transporter, in order for it to be unloaded safely, prior to the start of the appointment.

If your MOT has expired
You canít drive your vehicle on the road if the MOT has expired. You could be prosecuted if caught.

The only exception is if youíve already booked an MOT and are driving your vehicle to the test centre.
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Can it not just be done on the qt? Who'll know

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So pretty much, if I insure it. I can drive to the MOT station without MOT and tax and with a VIC marker in place as long as it's booked in for an MOT

And when it passes the MOT, if I insure it I can drive it to the test center without tax.

I know on the VIC application form, it states I can drive to the VIC center as long as the car has MOT and I have an appointment. It states I can drive without tax.

I'm just wondering if I can drive it to the MOT station without tax, as long as I'm insured.
Or can the MOT tester do that?
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I'm just wondering if I can drive it to the MOT station without tax, as long as I'm insured.
Yes as long as the MOT is pre-booked as you're going straight there - you can't tax it until you'd had the VIC anyway from memory.
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Yes as long as the MOT is pre-booked as you're going straight there - you can't tax it until you'd had the VIC anyway from memory.
But can I do that without tax? Yes, I've no documents for the car yet, so once the VIC has been passed, I can apply for documents and then tax it.
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