ISLAND DRIVERS GIVEN 6-MONTH MOT EXTENSION

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Islanders who are due to take their cars to the garage for an MOT from 30th March have been granted a 6-month extension – meaning no vehicle will need to be tested until at least the end of September.

The Department for Transport has announced the news this morning (Wednesday) in response to the coronavirus crisis.

Motorists are being reminded that they must still keep their cars in a roadworthy condition. Garages have been permitted to stay open to facilitate repair works.

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The same rules apply to vans and motorcycles.

If your vehicle needs an MOT before 30th March you will still need to obtain a test.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has said:

“We must ensure those on the frontline of helping the nation combat COVID19 are able to do so. Allowing this temporary exemption from vehicle testing will enable vital services such as deliveries to continue, frontline workers to get to work, and people get essential food and medicine. Safety is key, which is why garages will remain open for essential repair work.”

HGVs and Public Service Vehicles were given a 3-month extension earlier this month.

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Dismus
Dismus
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That’s good news, are they the drivers that shouldn’t be out according to your baying mob?

John
John
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Please explain?

Bob
Bob
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So NHS workers and key workers can get to work or if you need medicine or food not to take the p##s. It says it all in the story.

Sharon Cade
Sharon Cade
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What about the insurance? Isn’t this them rubbing their hands together. No MOT voids your insurance. This must be clarified by the companies or the government before thousands get the insurance voided without knowing til they need to make a claim.

Chris
Chris
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This is national, not just island drivers.

Noodles
Noodles
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How will renewing car tax work without a valid mot

Alister Lee
Alister Lee
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It’s all of the UK mr Toogood , we on the ialand aren’t special .

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