Phil LUFC wrote:I recon you're screwed for tomorrow. Not convinced by a 5 day grace period at all, but even if it exists, for the MOT it'd presumably exclude anything termed as dangerous but even then, I think you only have until the other certificate expires at most - my thinking was that the new certificate supercedes the last and as its all computerised, you're probably listed by the DVLA as not having a valid MOT.
As for the tax disc, maybe a 5 day grace period could cover you ifyour tax disc was in the post, but again, it'd be on the DVLA computer.
Yeah I'm kind of erring towards the cautious side as well. Apparently there's cameras and all kinds of shit everywhere that clock your car and check everything's up to date [I've been frantically googling this without paying any kind of attention to source credibility in the hope of finding the answer I want; that bit of info may have come from David Icke/the illuminati etc...]
I think my only option is to leave the car at the garage off-road until they've MOTd it, then immediately buy the tax disc online on my phone before setting off from the garage back home. Though I think I technically *should* declare it SORN for the two day period, I think that might just confuse the system.
Most systems leave a bit of leeway for idiots - not this one, it seems.