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Can DVLA clamp for no MOT?

If you don’t have an MOT on your vehicle, it is an offence to have it on the public road.  This even means parked up on the curb outside your home. So if the DVLA find out the vehicle is on public property without an MOT, they are within their rights to clamp it.  You also cannot have the vehicle on public property if it has failed an MOT, even if the test isn’t due yet.

So if you take it in a week early and it fails, don’t think that means you can still use it for a week without any problems.  That’s because the car has failed the MOT and is classed as ‘not roadworthy’ which means it is illegal to drive it or have it on public property – even if this means parking it up on the road outside your home.