Operators need to know their responsibilities when using large loader vehicle mounted cranes.
It's important to know what to look for when buying part-worn tyres including those on a used car. This blog post explains more and about the role of DVSA's Market Surveillance Unit making sure any sold comply with the relevant safety regulations.
Commercial operators are being reminded by of the importance of carrying out regular maintenance all year round to avoid dangerous incidents as data reveals vehicles are issued 10 times more prohibitions 3 months after their annual test (MOT). This indicates that some vehicles are not being adequately maintained following their test.
The MOT is a legal requirement that checks and helps assure drivers that their vehicles are safe. It forms an integral part of DVSA’s strategic aim of keeping vehicles safe to drive. Unfortunately, a minority of perpetrators have been caught defrauding the MOT. DVSA’s Director of Enforcement Marian Kitson issues a warning to anyone considering endangering road users by committing MOT fraud and the consequences they will face should they choose to.
Our Director of Enforcement, Marian Kitson, has written a blog post reflecting on our enforcement statistics up to December 2021 and the challenges we’ve overcome.
Vehicles that are part of a well-managed and maintained fleet should have little difficulty passing the test. Indeed, many operators take pride in achieving a 100% pass rate. And any good operator should be happy that faults picked up on …
Guidance for drivers and operators on load security.
Drivers and operators of commercial and public service vehicles are being reminded that tyres aged over 10 years fitted to the front-steered axles and all single wheels of minibuses (9 to 16 passenger seats) will be illegal from 1 February 2021.
Highways England explains about how HGV drivers and operators can avoid and deal with diesel spillages and their impact on roads and the environment in this guest blog.
To coincide with International Women’s Day, DVSA Enforcement Delivery Manager for London Della Read talks about her experience as a woman in a senior position in a largely male environment.