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Just got a speeding ticket and no MOT

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totallycommitted · 27/03/2021 15:06

Just got a speeding ticket. 62 in a 50. I was on a motorway diversion and I've just checked and the MOT ran out on the 16th, 5 days before the offence. I've now got the car booked in for this week but I'm really panicking. What can happen?

OP posts:
changi · 27/03/2021 15:27

No MOT means your insurance was invalid

No, it doesn't.

pabloescobarselasticband · 27/03/2021 15:28

They won't even check the MOT, you will get points or a driver awareness course for the speeding.

userxx · 27/03/2021 15:29


They won't even check the MOT, you will get points or a driver awareness course for the speeding.

CuthbertDibbleandGrubb · 27/03/2021 15:30

Please accept whatever fine or punishment your receive with a good grace and make sure you take whatever steps you need to take to remind you about the MOT test next year.

AyyMacarena · 27/03/2021 15:31

I don't think you need to worry about the MoT aspect. Certainly don't mention it.

Get it done ASAP but don't give it another thought. You may receive a letter in the post from an ANPR camera but ultimately, it's a few days over, they probably won't even chase and if they do you won't get the max fine etc. A DVLA van came into my cul de sac a few weeks back and it turns out my neighbour hasn't had an MOT for over three months. He drives past an ANPR daily due to where he works. You'll be fine!

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe · 27/03/2021 15:32

Same old posters enjoying themselves in your misery, OP, giving you absolutely incorrect information.

Complete the NIP and send it back asap and wait to hear regarding penalty - fine and points or fine and speed awareness.

AyyMacarena · 27/03/2021 15:35

Also, you could get them all to the same anniversary by MOTing your car again in June.

The language of an MOT is often misunderstood as it says do not MOT until one month prior to the anniversary but it simply means if you do, you will lose that anniversary but you can get it MOTd whenever and that is simply the new anniversary.

Justgorgeous · 27/03/2021 15:39

Op ignore @Plonthy, obviously has had a bad day and needs to come online and be a nuisance. You won’t need to go to court for the speeding. As for insurance, a van reversed into my car last year and caused £600 worth of damage, no MOT certificate or insurance, nobody was in the slightest bit interested. Obviously this is 100% not the right thing to do and I was shocked that there was no consequence for this, but you have not done this on purpose with regards to the MOT. Get it sorted Monday.

landofgiants · 27/03/2021 15:41


Jobsharenightmare · 27/03/2021 15:42

Pleased to see your update OP. Hopefully all will be well and you'll have learned a valuable lesson with no one getting hurt.

anniegun · 27/03/2021 15:43

If you have not had a speed awareness course before you will probably be offered one as an alternative to a fine and points. I doubt if the MOT will come up

lljkk · 27/03/2021 15:44

They haven't caught you for MoT; they only caught you for speeding. Get MoT sorted so they can't catch you on that.

Sounds like you may get offered the Naughty Step (whatever they call the long session to avoid penalty points).

Gemma2019 · 27/03/2021 15:44

I know it's a lot of cost and admin or whatever but I wish someone did send out reminders for MOTs like we get for tax and insurance. I do set reminders on my phone now but have been caught out a couple of times when a car needed it's first MOT and also when I got the date wrong.

But I wouldn't worry about this as they won't check your MOT for this offence.

skodadoda · 27/03/2021 15:46


62 in a 50 you will be offered a speed awareness course. I had the same on M6 in roadworks.... 64 in a 50. (I was just following speed of traffic as the speed kept changing from 60 to 40, 50 etc....)

Does the letter just say about the speeding or does it specifically say about the Mot? I thought there was a 14 day window for MOTs but not sure why.

There is not a 14 day window for MOT. If it’s expired you’re allowed to drive to a test centre for a pre-booked test.
Osirus · 27/03/2021 15:51

Put reminders in your diary so you don’t forget it next year. Probably a good time to check your tax situation too.

Somerford · 27/03/2021 15:51


In regards to the mot I can't see them checking whether every car

If anything, its more reason to check. If a driver has broken speeding laws, what else could they have contravened?

Insurance? MOT?

Makes sense really.

They should check and see if the OP has committed any other crimes too. Check the local CCTV for any assaults and find out where she was at the time of any unsolved murders. There's really no way of knowing just how awful a human being she is if she's willing to go over the speed limit. I bet she caused the Covid outbreak. She was probably the captain of that ship in the Suez Canal as well.
sunflowersandbuttercups · 27/03/2021 15:51

I know they check for MOT at the side of the road, but I don't think they check if you're caught by camera - so you may be lucky.

DH was caught speeding last summer - he got a fine, and then he got the option to choose between 3 points and a speed awareness course. He took the course and it was via zoom - only took about three hours.

I'm sure you'll be fine. I wouldn't drive again until your MOT though - you can legally only drive to the test centre.

dontsaveusername · 27/03/2021 15:52

Lack of MOT is only an issue if the police stop you specifically and check or catch you on the automatic number plate recognition system, or if you have an accident (especially if it is your fault) and then it invalidates your insurance.

Its a £100 fine, but they may not check, in which case its just the speeding issue. Be prepared but its not the end of the world.

Boph · 27/03/2021 15:55

She was probably the captain of that ship in the Suez Canal as well.
Winner! Grin

LizB62A · 27/03/2021 15:57

You can sign up for text reminders of when your MOT is due:
(It's easily done, my MOT is January, my road tax is June and my insurance is September....)

Okbussitout · 27/03/2021 16:02

I feel like 12 mph over the speed limit might mean you're ineligible for a speed awareness course. Btw

Teateaandmoretea · 27/03/2021 16:02

OP chill and be grateful they haven’t asked you for it 🤞🏻.

The MOT isn’t a serious thing, it is far more serious to have a car that isn’t roadworthy even if you have an MOT.

And it definitely doesn’t invalidate insurance, no idea where people get this crap from.

CuriousaboutSamphire · 27/03/2021 16:10

That last is untrue. Whilst it is unlikely it is not impossible. As someone in insurance upthread said, it's a matter of cost benefit analysis for the insurer. So much depends on OPs specific circumstances.

And as nobody has been injured as soon as it is MOTd that ceases to be an issue.

CantBeAssed · 27/03/2021 16:13

It will probably just be a speeding fine and 3 points....cant see no mot flagging up..if it does it will be 60quid fine..

wtfisgoingonhere21 · 27/03/2021 16:16

Same thing happened to me op

I thought my mot was a week later than it was.
Got caught speeding (only slightly) in that week of no mot and just got the forms for the speeding.
No mention of mot at all.

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