The MOT tells the driver about the condition of their vehicle so they can have it repaired if necessary and remain safe.
Dangerous defects are now clearly marked on an MOT fail certificate, making it clearer to drivers.
While it is illegal for these vehicles to be driven, MOT centres have no authority to stop the owners to collect the vehicle. The garages are legally obliged to inform all of their customers that the vehicle is dangerous to drive, no one can stop the owner to collect the vehicle themselves however. The owner can drive the vehicle away should they wish to get it repaired elsewhere.
Please note our drivers are not insured to drive a vehicle that failed its MOT on dangerous defects hence they will not be able to delivery back.
If your vehicle does have faults that may make it unroadworthy, and if stopped by the police you could be prosecuted. You can be fined up to £2,500, be banned from driving and get 3 penalty points for driving a vehicle that has failed its MOT because of a ‘dangerous’ defect.