A growing number of UK motorists have broken the law and delayed renewing their MOT or replacing bald tyres, because they have been strapped for cash.
According to the discount website www.MyVoucherCodes.co.uk, which carried out a survey into the costs involved in driving, a staggering 74 per cent of motorists revealed they had failed to buy new tyres for their vehicle even when they knew it was probably a legal requirement to do so.
The study of almost 2,000 UK drivers also reported that MOT and Tax Disc renewals had also been ignored or pushed back due to financial constraints.
A worrying 42 per cent admitted they were late to renew the tax disc on their vehicle – and 63 per cent of those said they drove the vehicle anyway.
The motorists were asked if they were ever late to get their vehicle MOT’d by the expiry date on your previous MOT certificate and 51 per cent admitted that they were – with 72 per cent admitted they also still took the car on the road.
A disappointing 61 per cent cited ‘not enough money at the time’ as the reason why they had failed to keep their cars legal.