In late 2016, DVSA wrote to a serially non-compliant Portuguese operator, and invited them to a meeting with our enforcement staff. As a result of working with us and listening to our advice, the operator was able to avoid serious disruption to their business and continual enforcement stops.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has published new guidance on fitting side guards, which are also known as lateral protection devices (LPDs).
The Public Service Vehicle Accessibility Regulations (PSVAR) continues to roll out and since January 2016 all single-deck buses have needed to be compliant with schedules 1 and 2 of the regulations. The full implementation of the regulations will be complete in 2020.
In April 2015, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) introduced a new headlamp aim test for heavy vehicles. We changed the test following significant research which resulted in a report on the effect of road safety. The report was produced by the Transport Safety Research Centre (TSRC) at Loughborough University.
We’re changing the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) and Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) vehicle test times from 1 March 2016.
Keeping your business on the road is always challenging and particularly so during winter when severe weather could strike at any time.
The Office of the Traffic Commissioner (OTC) and the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) are working together to replace ‘Operator Self Service’ with a new online system.
Fair competition is an important principle for any business. Compliant organisations who compete with each other on a level playing field don’t try to cut corners or break rules.
On 1 January 2016, revised financial standing levels for standard national and international operator licence applications and continuations came into force.
Following consultation with stakeholders and industry, the Senior Traffic Commissioner’s statutory documents have been updated. The revised documents, which are available online, explain the legal basis and the way traffic commissioners approach the exercise of their statutory functions.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) won an international road safety award on 8 December 2015 for its work on load security. In this blog, Peter Hearn, DVSA’s Head of Policy Development and Product talks about the awards event and the work involved.