Drivers unaware of new MOT fines

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Research published today show that almost 90% of drivers are unaware they could be fined up to £2,500 under the new MPT rules that come into force on Sunday.

Under the new MOT rules, drivers could be fined up to £2,500 if they are driving a car with an invalid MOT. A massive nine out of 10 drivers are unaware of this figure, while one quarter are unaware that they will be fined at all. The survey conducted by breakdown cover provider Green Flag, reveals that 58 per cent of drivers are completely unaware of the the new MOT regulations.

Nick Reid, Head of Automotive Technology at Green Flag, said:

“Our research indicates that, under the MOT changes which come into effect on Sunday, the majority of drivers are going to get caught out, and potentially face fines for their vehicle treatment. We are urging drivers to read up on the new rules and ensure that they book MOTs in early, so if their vehicle fails they have time to get it repaired before putting it through the test again.”

According to the research, 16% of drivers don’t book their MOT in early, meaning that if it fails they have no time to get it repaired before putting it through the test again.