Revised guidance

Revised guidance

DVSA’s guidance on how it categorises vehicle defects during roadside checks and vehicle tests has been updated.

The guide outlines the actions to take when roadworthiness defects are found during vehicle inspections. It aims to promote consistency amongst DVSA and Authorised Constable examiners, but is also useful for vehicle owners, operators, and drivers to promote awareness of DVSA’s standards.

The changes include:

■ The introduction of tyre pressure measurement at the roadside for single fitment tyres.

■ Engine malfunction indicator lamp defects and additional notes for emission control system faults.

■ Extra notes for assessing lighting defects and number plates.

■ Updates to indirect vision devices.

■ New defects for modified seatbelts.

The revision record (Appendix A of the manual) has also been updated, which identifies all the changes in this guide.

To view the full document, click here.

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