Tag: DVSA

New connected MOT rules for test centres

14th August 2019 | 0 Comments

On 12 August DVSA announced that, from 1 October, anyone buying a roller brake tester will have to ensure it can connect to the MOT testing service. This includes buying one as a replacement for an old or broken roller brake tester, or as part of the process of opening a new MOT station.

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DVSA, DfT Data reveals Britain’s MOT failure hotspots and top 10 reasons why

9th August 2019 | 0 Comments

An investigation into the best and worst regions for MOT pass rates showed surprising patterns. The top pass rates are all in South East England, and on the flip side, the most failures fall in Scotland.

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Lay-by MOT tester banned

16th July 2019 | 0 Comments

A Bristol-based MOT tester has been successfully prosecuted by The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) after he carried out sub-standard MOTs in a layby in Keynsham.

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MOT failures due to emissions defects

8th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Nearly 750,000 cars failed their MOT due to emissions defects in the six months following revisions to MOT rules in May 2018. This trend suggests the failure rate is set to reach 1.5 million for the full year doubling the amount of emissions-related failures.

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MOT test demand set to spike in 2019

MOT test demand set to spike in 2019

30th January 2019 | 0 Comments

The combination of increasing demand for MOTs and stricter test criteria look likely to create a boom in demand at garages and for tyres in particular. After years of post-financial crisis scrappage schemes and investment, the UK car industry got used to boom times and consecutive year-on-year growth.

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NMDA at Motorcycle Trade Expo knowledge shop

16th January 2019 | 0 Comments

The National Motorcycle Dealer Association (NMDA) will be on hand to offer support and advice at the upcoming Motorcycle Trade Expo knowledge shop (20-22 January 2019 at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire). The NMDA represents the interests of motorcycle dealers in the UK and holds regular discussions with the relevant government departments and motorcycle manufacturers to raise industry concerns, and keep abreast of the latest changes to support its dealer members.

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DVSA targets older truck tyres in new crackdown

3rd December 2018 | 0 Comments

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has begun a crackdown on tyres that are more than 10 years old. As part of Road Safety Week, the DVSA has updated its Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness, to ensure large vehicles remain safe to drive by limiting the use of old tyres.

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Mislabelled tyres sold in the UK

Mislabelled tyres sold in the UK

20th August 2018 | 0 Comments

The UK didn’t participate in the MSTyre15 project, yet we’ve gained a better understanding of tyre labelling non-compliance here thanks to freedom of information (FOI) requests made by Unite, the trade union representing many employed within the automotive sector in Britain and Ireland. In separate FOI responses, it was confirmed to Unite that no legislation exists to enforce Regulation (EC) No. 1222/2009 and that mislabelled tyres have been sold in the UK.

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MWheels to work with DfT to improve CV wheel safety

MWheels to work with DfT to improve CV wheel safety

23rd May 2018 | 0 Comments

Negotiations to rectify the Department for Transport’s apparent failure to incorporate European Union Directives 2014/45/EU and 2014/47/EU into the wheel-related section of the new Heavy Goods Vehicle Inspection Manual has yielded a positive result for MWheels. The commercial vehicle wheel specialist shares that following a meeting with the DfT, DVSA and Parliamentary representative Mike Kane MP on 17 May, the DfT “has agreed to work with MWheels to investigate ways in which the Heavy Goods Vehicle Inspection Manual’s section on wheels can be enhanced to improve vehicle safety.”

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Automechanika Birmingham seminar programme unveiled

Automechanika Birmingham seminar programme unveiled

21st May 2018 | 0 Comments

Automechanika Birmingham’s seminar programme looks set to be the most comprehensive yet with a number of wide ranging topics discussed and technical advice available to visitors.

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DVSA releases MOT change video

DVSA releases MOT change video

18th May 2018 | 0 Comments

The way that the MOT test works in England, Scotland and Wales will change from this Sunday. The changes will affect cars, vans, motorcycles and other light passenger vehicles. The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency has published a video in which Neil Barlow, head of MOT Policy at the DVSA, explains what is changing.

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DVSA launches free MOT text reminder

30th January 2018 | 0 Comments

The DVSA has now launched its new service where vehicle owners can sign up to get free reminders by text message or e-mail when the vehicle’s MOT is due.

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NFDA raises concerns over lorry cheat devices found in DVSA checks

16th January 2018 | 0 Comments

The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) Commercial Vehicle division has raised its concerns following findings that one in 13 lorries tested by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) have been found to be fitted with an emissions cheat device following roadside checks.

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Mechanics sentenced for issuing dodgy MOT certificates

6th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Four mechanics have been given suspended sentences of up to 8 months and will have to pay nearly £20,000 in fines, after a Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) investigation found they were issuing fraudulent MOT certificates. Garage owner Mark Huckstepp, his son - also called Mark - and employees Anthony Hinds and Jagdeep Lotey all worked at Gallows Corner MOTs in Romford.

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Fast Parts Wales to run MOT training course

1st November 2017 | 0 Comments

Automotive parts distributor, Fast Parts Wales, will run an MOT Tester training course for technicians on 22 November. The MOT Tester Annual Assessment for Class 3, 4, 5 and 7 vehicles, run by WG Auto Training, offers full MOT annual training and continuing professional development, and will be held at Fast Parts’ branch in Abercarn. The course will meet the DVSA Record of Training’s syllabus criteria, which includes three hours of annual CPD training, the annual assessment and all certification.

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