Over the last few months, the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA hereafter) have been updating a number of online guidance and policy documents you can find online.
In late April 2022, the DVSA revised it’s guidance on how vehicle defects are categorises during roadside checks; with special attention given to load security. This guidance can be found on the Gov.uk website at the following [link].
In light of the current concern with load security; including such details as obligatory seatbelts, ESC systems, and suspension joints, the DVSA also produced a Revised Operators’ Guide to Load Security in early May. Again, this guidance can be found on the Gov.uk website at the following [link].
Lastly, to round out all these updates the DVSA also updated it’s own Enforcement Sanction Policy guide. Once again, this can be found on the Gov.uk website at the following [link].