UK drivers hit with over £35 million in MoT fines

Having a valid MoT is a legal requirement to drive in the UK, but this appears to have slipped plenty of drivers' minds. A Freedom of Information request by car advice website, Carbuyer, has revealed that drivers failing or forgetting to renew their MoT on time have been hit with fines totalling over £35 million in the last five years.

The typical fine for driving without a valid MoT certificate is a £100 fixed penalty notice, which increased from its previous £60 in August 2013. This sum can be significantly increased if taken to court, however, with some totalling up to £1,000.