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MOT Exemptions


Some vehicles don?t have to take an MOT test. These include: • Tractors
• Goods vehicles powered by electricity
• Any vehicle less than 3 years old
• Cars and motorbikes made before 1960
Exempt Vehicle List
A • Motor tractor
B • Track-laying vehicle
C • Articulated vehicle that is not a lorry or bus (including bendi buses)
D • Works trucks
E • Invalid carriages weighing no more than 306kg when unloaded
F • Vehicle used only to pass from land occupied by the person keeping the vehicle to other land occupied by them, and not travelling on the road for more than a total of 6 miles a week
G • Hackney carriage or private-hire vehicle taxed by local authorities authorised to check the roadworthiness of this vehicle
H • Hackney carriage (vehicle taxed to carry passengers) getting tax discs from Transport for London
I • Vehicle provided for police purposes and maintained in an approved workshop
J • Goods vehicle powered by electricity
K • Tram
L • Trolley vehicle that is not an auxiliary trolley vehicle (auxiliary trolley vehicles are vehicles that are adapted to run from power provided from a source on board)
M • Vehicles authorised to be used on the road by a Special Types General Order made under Section 44(3) of the Road Traffic Act 1988
N • Vehicles used only on certain islands that do not have a bridge, tunnel, ford or other suitable way for motor vehicles to be conveniently driven to a road in any part of Great Britain.
O • Vehicles manufactured or registered before 1st January 1960

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