Police Road-side checks
I just thought I'd add this as it may save some a fair bit of cash in fines/trouble.I was pulled over around 1 month ago by the Polizia. It was all very routine they said although I was driving a UK-registered car. They wanted/asked to see my driving license, insurance (including green card) and they asked for my vehicle 'safety certificate.' I quickly deduced that they meant my MOT certificate. I hadn't got it in the car - it was in a filing cabinet in the house which I explained. I pointed out that I couldn't obtain a tax disc without having a valid 'MOT' and he wrote down the tax disc information. I asked if I needed to produce the MOT anywhere but he said it wasn't necessary as they could check with the 'Great Britain Authorities to confirm it was valid!It's only the second time in 5 years I've been pulled over although I see the road-side checkpoints at least a couple of times a week. Perhaps they are getting more clued up about these things.