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Topic 3 - Essential Documents

This multiple choice section will clarify and teach the pupil what offical documents are essenital when driving on the road.

What are your essential documents?

The third topic from the theory test is essential documents. It’s a pretty self-explanatory topic. It revolves entirely around the documents, paperwork and legal requirements that car owners have. This includes things like your MOT certificate, driving licence and vehicle registration certificate. If you want to pass the theory test, and also make sure that you’re legally allowed to be on the road, you will need to know this topic inside and out.

What are your essential documents?

Car Insurance

Laws and requirments for road insurance

A certificate of motor insurance is proof that you hold the minimum 3rd party insurance for your vehicle, as required by law. It is a one- or two-page document that you can get from your insurance company or broker, if you used one.

MOT

An MOT involves dozens of checks on your car, ranging from the brakes and fuel system to lights, mirrors, seatbelts, windscreen wipers, and exhaust systems. It doesn’t cover the condition of the engine, clutch, and gearbox.

The MOT certificate confirms that your vehicle at the time of its test met the minimum acceptable environmental and road safety standards required by law. It doesn’t mean that the vehicle is roadworthy for the life of the certificate and isn’t a substitute for regular maintenance.

Vehicle Exise Duty (Road Tax)

An MOT involves dozens of checks on your car, ranging from the brakes and fuel system to lights, mirrors, seatbelts, windscreen wipers, and exhaust systems. It doesn’t cover the condition of the engine, clutch, and gearbox.

 

To prove to a police officer your vehicle is taxed you are required to present the following documents:

A police officer has the right to ask that you produce driving documents, and if you are unable to do so there and then, you will be required to produce them at a police station within seven days. All documents must be in your name and not anyone else’s.

Vehicle Registration Document (V5C)

The V5C is a paper document issued by the DVLA to the registered keeper of a vehicle and is used to confirm proof of ownership and the specific details of a vehicle.

 

Important details about the Vehicle Registration Certificate:

You should contact the vehicle licensing authority when:

The V5C logbook (also known as the V5 form or document) records the Registered Keeper (or Keepers) of the vehicle. … When you have performed that check, and when you actually buy a car (and take possession of it), the owner must legally give you the green ‘new keeper’s details’ slip (V5C/2) of their V5 form.

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