The MOT certificates
are believed to be photocopies, and the tax discs have been tampered with to change the dates.
In addition, 24% had driven without an MOT certificate
for up to a month, 7% for up to six months and 2% for more than six months.
A check on the vehicle database showed the car did not have a valid MoT certificate
The 49-year-old had gone to the DVLA office in Gosforth, Newcastle, last week to tax his car, handing over his new, two-week old MOT certificate
and the previous one.
The only time the MoT certificate
is required is when the vehicle is taxed.
Christopher Reed, 18, of Runnymeade Road, Whickham Rode an off-road motorbike that had no brakes or MOT certificate
dangerously, without insurance, a licence or a helmet in Whickham on June 29.
He later provided his licence and MOT certificate
but no insurance certificate, and police discovered he had an insurance cover note which did not come into force until February 4.
The DVLA recommends that buyers ask to see proof of ownership of a vehicle, such as a bill of sale, and check the vehicle's service records and a MoT certificate
to assure themselves that the sale is legal.
During checks atWoodhead Road in Honley on Monday they seized two vehicles and issued two on-the-spot fines to drivers with no insurance and handed out three fines for cars that had no MOT certificate
and two for vehicle excise offences.
They sell all vehicles with six months road tax, an MOT certificate
no older than four weeks and a HPI check.
David Mark Cooper, 22, of Coed y Gores, Llanedeyrn, Cardiff, was fined pounds 300 and disqualified from driving for 18 months after he admitted driving without third party insurance, driving otherwise than in accordance with his licence and using a vehicle without a valid MOT certificate
Motorists caught driving without a valid MOT certificate
won't go unpunished either.