Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, can I drive my car without tax in order to get it MoT'd?

My car has been SORN'd and off the road for the last three years or so. I now intend to put it back on the road but it has no tax. Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, can I drive it?

Asked on 30 March 2020 by michael ewart

Answered by Dan Powell
In short, no.

Under normal circumstances, you would be able to insure the car and then take it to an MoT station for a pre-booked appointment. However due to the Government lockdown, I do not think this will be advisable. If you were to experience a breakdown for example, you would place unnecessary pressure on your local emergency services who may already be stretched due to the coronavirus outbreak.

I would recommend waiting until the lockdown period has ended, before getting the car insured and then arranging an MoT and road tax.
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