Tag: Road Worthiness

“Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness” has major update

As of Monday, 23rd April 2018 there is a new edition to the DVSA's "Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness" which features a number of major changes. A brief summary of the major changes is as follows: The Inspection table in Annex 4 has been updated following feedback to cover a vast range of time-based frequencies for vehicle inspections. Information related to IT systems used in Vehicle Maintenance Systems, as well as information on Electronic Braking Performance Monitoring Systems available in other…

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Updates to Brake Performance Testing

In a recent warning issued by the Office of The Traffic Commissioner and the DVSA; both bodies have warned that operators need to change and improve their approach to brake performance testing. As outlined in the recent edition of the DVSA's 'Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness', it is clearly¬†stated that a metered assessment of both vehicle and trailer performance is required during each safety inspection. The guide further outlines that in order to measure the individual brake performance and overall brake efficiencies, that…

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