I have been asked to deliver a van by a used van dealer to a customer some 260 miles away, and collect the part exchanged on trade plates as the vehicles MOT has expired.The dealer said it was legal to do this as they have bought the vehicle as a part exchange, and as the have a MOT department and could say that it would be booked in for an MOT to cover the driving of the vehicle back.I am worried that the police mat stop me as the vehicle will flag up on their camera that it does not have a current MOT and therefore I would be liable for prosecution?Your advice would be appreciatedRay Nattriss
Province/Country relating to question : England
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Thanks for your question. Please remember to click ACCEPT once you get my answer.Get the dealer to confirm this in writing that it has an MoT.While that would not cover you if you were stopped at least you can show the Police.No MoT is a minor offence and you would get a fixed penalty only (no points).But get it in writing in case you are concerned.Thanks for your question. Please remember to click ACCEPT once you get my answer.
The vehicle that I would collect has no MOT as this has expired?
The dealer who i work for is saying that i can drive this vehicle back on trade plates, and they could MOT it when it is returned to them, so i would be covered, but i am not sure if this is legal?
Yes trade plates mean you can drive within no MoT.That is quite normal. Please remember to click accept so that I am credited for my time. Thank you.
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