Don’t miss out on this free MoT reminder service

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Published on 11 January 2018 by Robert Drane

Whether or not you struggle to recall when your next MoT is due, everyone can appreciate the value of a timely reminder.

­The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has recently introducing a text message service that does just that. To register for the free reminder service, all you require is your number plate and a contact mobile number or email address.

The reminder service is non-intrusive, sending you a text four weeks in advance of your MOT due date and again two weeks before if you still haven’t sorted it. If your vehicle doesn’t currently have a valid MoT, the service will also remind you to get one, helping avoid a fine of up to £1,000 and, most importantly, help you to avoid breaking the law.

Gareth Llewellyn, DVSA Chief Executive, said: “DVSA’s priority is to help you keep your vehicle safe to drive.”

“Motorists should also remember that to be a safe and responsible driver, and reduce the risk of your vehicle’s condition causing an accident that kills or seriously injures someone, you need to check your vehicle all year round.”

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The MoT text reminder service operates using the gov.uk Notify platform and has been available in a beta version since November 2017, allowing the DVSA to iron out any issues before rolling it out completely.

To register for a text reminder when your motorcycle MOT is due, visit gov.uk/mot-reminder.

 

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