Most of the faults our staff find at the roadside could have been easily prevented if the driver had carried out their walkaround checks. Not only could it mean avoiding prohibitions and fines, it’ll make your job and Britain’s roads safer.
Dave Wood is an Enforcement Policy Manager at DVSA. His role covers roadworthiness enforcement policy and support across DVSA.
Brake performance testing should be a key part of your maintenance regime that needs to happen at every safety inspection. For most of you, this is standard practice and shows that you’re committed to running your fleet compliantly and protecting other road users.