Pre-book it and have something in writing, an e-mail or whatever on your phone. If the circumstances are genuinely as you describe, then I think you have grounds for it being an "essential" journey. That is all you need to prove.Just to add I wasn't after people’s opinions on if they think I should or shouldn’t I was after information on the legality of it and whether it was technically allowed
It's not a grey area at all. What you are proposing is clearly wrong and unethical. But you already know that.Hi, got a question for the intelligent people on here.
I have a trip coming up and I think it falls into bit of a grey area, my car has to be serviced, mot’d and a few little bits doing. The issue is the garage that I have always used is 150miles away. Am I am still allowed to travel?
Now my head says yes as the car has to have an MOT and be serviced, and I have all my service history from this one garage as they are a specialist for my vehicle and it is running their performance upgrades so don’t really want anyone else playing around with it.
What’s the verdict?
Oh you've given me an idea. My motorcycle is due a test in May and I have an offer to use my friend's place in Calabria while he's working away.I get my van serviced in The Maldives.
It just so happens that my van can carry a good few tools. For a modest fee, I'll park it anywhere in Europe and attempt to check the oil level of your motor.Oh you've given me an idea. My motorcycle is due a test in May and I have an offer to use my friend's place in Calabria while he's working away.
The phrase "compelling reasons" features heavily in cross border travel restrictions at the moment on the mainland.
Yes, compelling reasons to have my roadworthiness test done in Calabria.