DVSA 10 year tyre ban comes into effect

DVSA 10 year tyre ban comes into effect

From 1 February, tyres aged over 10 years will be banned on the front steered axles of lorries, buses and coaches along with all single wheels of minibuses (9-16 passengers seats).

The DVSA will be enforcing the legislation at roadside checks along with vehicle annual tests.

Updated sanctions policy 

The DVSA has revised its enforcement sanctions policy to reflect the new offences, which will include affected tyres over 10 years old and not having a date marking that is clearly legible.

Penalties include:

  • £100 fixed penalty
  • Endorsable points on the driver’s licence
  • A possible prosecution for more than one endorsable offence

More information is available at GOV.UK. 

Find out more 

The DVSA has updated its categorisation of defects document and annual test inspection manuals for passenger service vehicles and heavy goods vehicles to reflect the changes.

The DVSA’s ‘Moving On’ blog explains the law change further and what it means for operators.

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