Originally Posted by Oli
I run an MOT centre and will only echo what had been said above. He is only legal to drive the most direct route to and from the test centre on a pre-booked test. On the computerised system, the moment a failure had been issued it overrules everything even if there was any MOT left.
But when the vehicle fails some centres offer a free retest within 10days.
If you drive away with no MOT this must be illegal.