What a difference a year makes – 2019 MOT tester caught driving without MOT

Published:  11 June, 2020

While the current MOT extension means many vehicles are on the road having not had a test for more than a year, and it’s totally legal, back in 2019 this was still a big no-no. It was particularly embarrassing for one MOT testing station then when Lancashire Police stopped its van last May, being driven by one of its MOT testers, only to find it didn’t have a current MOT.

Officers uncovered the professional gaff when they pulled over the Vauxhall Astra van on the M61 between Chorley and Bolton, the Lancashire Telegraph reported.

PC Craig McCabe of Lancashire Police Tac-Ops commented : "The driver admitted that the vehicle actually belongs to an MOT garage and the driver was an MOT tester. The driver was issued with an £100 find for driving without a MOT."

As P.C McCabe observed on Twitter, "You couldn’t make it up."

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