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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
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Old Mon, Sep-02-2013, 09:14:38 AM   #1
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Default Police Pulled me - No MOT! Advice?

Hi and apologies for anyone who is upset that I am posting here, but really could do with some advice.

I was pulled very late last night as a police office disagreed with my overtaking manouvre (wasn't that bad, but didn't like my acceleration).

Then found out that the MOT had expired 8 weeks ago (whoops). Got read the rights, took a breathtest and passed, everything else fine.

He didn't ask for my ID, didn't ask my name but did check with someone via his radio who told him my name, address etc from the vehicles registed keeper info they must have,

He said to get it sorted tomorrow and let me drive off without issuing a Producer.

Does this mean I got off? Can I expect a letter in th epost, o

I didn't get off, why did he not ask for my ID - I could have nicked the car.

Anyway - got it booked in for 2hrs time!

Eating me up now, as I don't know what to expect - shall I call the station and ask if any of their officiers dealt with me last night and ask if I am charged?

Appreciate any advice.

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DO NOT CALL THE POLICE STATION TOMORROW!

Just get it sorted out asap. Sounds like he cut you a break. My advice; Don't drink so much while driving so you remember what happened the next day.
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DO NOT CALL THE POLICE STATION TOMORROW!

Just get it sorted out asap. Sounds like he cut you a break. My advice; Don't drink so much while driving so you remember what happened the next day.
This. Get the MOT done, lay low. No need to call anyone.
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Is this thread the British equivalent of getting pulled over for not having an inspection sticker?
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^^^This. I have no idea what is going on.....
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Yes, it's about equivalent to not having a valid registration sticker, but in the UK they are more strict about it and the penalties can be greater. That said, he was not issued a ticket so if he gets it dealt with and paid for it is very unlikely he will have any further problem. At most I would expect a letter and requirement that he show it's been done but even that may not happen absent a ticket - depends how automated his local constabulary is.
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You are clean, for now. Get your MOT fixed pronto.

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Last time I was in London, I was watching a show at night that was like the UK version of Cops and they were doing a roadblock where they were checking everyone for this. I was wondering if they were really that serious about it... apparently they are.
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Is this thread the British equivalent of getting pulled over for not having an inspection sticker?
Ministry of Transport Roadworthiness Inspection, IIRC.

Annual safety/emission inspection aimed at reducing risk of unsafe cars in UK. If stopped, you may earn a 'producer' (citation) to appear at a Police Station and show evidence.

The UK is odd like that, you are assumed trustworthy enough that this actually works.

I loved my five year there as an expat, great experience.
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