MOT 2 days out if date - will congestion charge cameras pick it up

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nobucketlist Mon 11-Jan-21 20:01:37

Completely my own fault sadconfused
MOT out of date by two days and had to drive into London today for work. Only realised about MOT later today when I checked something else.
No excuse at all but everything has just been so full on.
Anyway - have obviously now booked it in for MOT but because I've been in the congestion zone twice today (once on way to work and once on way home) I'm assuming that the cameras will have picked it up and I'll now get penalty ??

Does anyone know if that's the case and also what penalty likely to be. Google says up to £1000 blushsad.

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Baycob Mon 11-Jan-21 22:59:18

Did you check on the DVLA website because they added 6 months to the deadline

Redglitter Mon 11-Jan-21 23:00:21

Baycob

Did you check on the DVLA website because they added 6 months to the deadline

That expired a while back

nobucketlist Mon 11-Jan-21 23:31:46

The extension ran out unfortunately

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MiddleClassMother Mon 11-Jan-21 23:33:12

I think it can be picked up on ANPR but only if it's set to look for it (like a police car looking for uninsured vehicles) I wouldn't worry, just don't drive it until the MOT is sorted!

User478 Mon 11-Jan-21 23:41:05

I think, if you have one booked, you're ok? Either way the police would pull you over and let you know, it's not like a speeding ticket that comes through the post or unpaid car tax where they come and clamp you.

I must book my car's mot!

nobucketlist Mon 11-Jan-21 23:43:56

Thank you for replies:-)
No I definitely won't drive it again now apart from driving to the MOT.

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Doublechins Tue 12-Jan-21 08:11:20

ANPR cameras can pick up cars that aren't MOT'd. One of our work vans didn't have an MOT and the company were sent a fine in the post after it was picked up on cameras in the Tyne tunnel.

Sn0tnose Tue 12-Jan-21 08:31:38

I think, if you have one booked, you're ok?

I’m 99.9% sure that if it has expired, you’re only allowed to drive it to the MOT centre. Mind you, that has come from watching countless episodes of Police Interceptor and Road Wars (DH loves a Police Interceptor).

nobucketlist Tue 12-Jan-21 08:47:52

Doublechins do you know how much the fine was ?

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nobucketlist Tue 12-Jan-21 08:55:41

Sn0tnose you are right

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OrigamiOwl Tue 12-Jan-21 11:48:32

User478

I think, if you have one booked, you're ok? Either way the police would pull you over and let you know, it's not like a speeding ticket that comes through the post or unpaid car tax where they come and clamp you.

I must book my car's mot!

No, it's not that you've just got one booked. You have to be driving it to the MOT testing station. If your MOT has expired you can't book a test for next week and then drive your car about in the meantime.

Faithtrusts Tue 12-Jan-21 11:50:20

Now without MOT, you can only drive it to a precooked MOT appointment if you want to avoid sanction

PsychoSyd Tue 12-Jan-21 13:22:21

@nobucketlist just as an FYI, you can avoid this happening again by signing up for the reminder email/texts on the gov.uk website. Saved me worry in the past!

nobucketlist Tue 12-Jan-21 20:14:40

Thank you everyone.
Will sign up for the reminders.
(And definitely won't be driving it again other than to go to the MOT.)
Just got to wait now to see if got picked up yesterday and get penalty.

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