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Old 08.06.2021, 21:51
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Re: When do think is acceptable to travel?

I know, this is what a friend suggested today as a possible solution. Would the insurance be automatically invalidated if out of MOT?
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Old 08.06.2021, 22:04
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I know, this is what a friend suggested today as a possible solution. Would the insurance be automatically invalidated if out of MOT?
That would depend on the insurance company, but in excess of 90% cases would invalidated if illegal in the UK. The final 10% would if the car was SORN as it's not legal to be used on the road..
My wife was transferring her UK car to French registration, Stewart Collins were happy with non UK residence which is unusual but did phone to say as the car had been SORN & the insurance was invalidated. This was during lockdown last year when the car had been in a garage in France for 5 months. The car ended up on French no plates when we returned last December. (I had to buy a rivet gun as French no plates need to be rivered)

Unless the car is road legal in the country of registration, it can't be driven in another country.
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They probably wouldn’t check but is it worth the risk?
If they had an accident on the way, God forbid, they could end up in serious trouble.
The insurance loss adjuster will definitely check in the event of a major claim, it's their job to reduce costs to the insurance company. Reducing a claim from 20,000 to 0 is considered a great result!

Driving without insurance is a serious criminal matter in addition to having to pay out of pocket.
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Old 08.06.2021, 23:41
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I know, this is what a friend suggested today as a possible solution. Would the insurance be automatically invalidated if out of MOT?
Generally it doesn't matter what technical administrative illegalities you have, at least the minimum legal cover (third party) will still apply. SORN would be an issue when entering the UK, unless an MoT has been pre-booked. It could also be worth considering cancelling SORN and simply driving without tax. Not having an MoT is different to not maintaining a vehicle in a roadworthy condition. (and having one doesn't necessarily mean the car is roadworthy). Your insurance will in almost all cases cover third party damages.

That you would have zero insurance is a common non-sense, unless things have changed.

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Re: When do think is acceptable to travel?

Thanks, I don't believe the car was SORNed. So that is very interesting.

As said, the car could be trailored from the Tunnel exit to the garage for MOT, pre-booked.
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Old 09.06.2021, 11:01
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I have been fully vaccinated now for a month and I am not sure if it is right to think about traveling sometime in July?

When do you think is the right time to travel?
maybe when you have been vaccinated and travel becomes zero-carbon and vegan and we have equal female and LGBTQISDFZ representation in the travel sector.
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