That is what I think. Roads maintained at public expense are relevant for tax offences, you wouldn't need tax in a supermarket car park (but you would need insurance) as although it is a public place the car park upkeep is paid for by the supermarket.I'd always assumed it was OK to keep an untested vehicle on the road, but not to use. Your own driveway way, etc is fine because it's not maintained at public expense..
Directly home again if you fail? Really? Would have thought once you fail you've got no business being back on the road again? Am I wrong?No offence on a private drive. If you do drive it to a pre arranged mot make sure it is physically in the book as an appointment just in case you do get stopped. And it has to be directly to the garage and directly home again should it fail. Can't go via Tesco to do the shopping etc.
Ours was sorned, so no tax or MOT. We did take out insurance for accidental damage while it was laid up (£100 for the year).No can't park it on the road after a failure. I believe that if you sorn it and it is kept on private property then you do not have to have it taxed or insured.
There's nothing explicit about that on the DVLA site as far as I can see. One thing I can say for sure though, you can't drive an untaxed vehicle to an MOT centre for a pre-booked test unless its Sorned. Might sound obvious but I hadn't thought about it myself until recently.Have a look here:
I think that, without an MOT, it must be declared SORN and there's a potential penalty if you don't . . . . but I haven't read throught the lot. I'm not sure how enthusiastic the DVLA would be to get your £80 though and haven't read to see if htey send you a reminder / warning note.
Definitely worth the OP doing a bit more reading.
I agree, but it is implied. I think a lot hinges on the fine details of the insurance cover.There's nothing explicit . . . . .
You must declare SORN if your vehicle is:
not taxed and off the road
not insured and off the road
taxed and uninsured - you must insure your vehicle or make a refund application with a SORN declaration to DVLA
If you're not insured and haven't made a SORN, you could face a penalty.