Van Driver Toolkit – Vehicle Roadworthiness

Did you know?
MOT Tests – Half of all vans fail their MOT at the first attempt.
Enforcement – The police and DVSA have the power to carry out spot checks on vehicles and stop you using the vehicle (prohibition).
Roadside Checks – Two thirds of vans stopped at the roadside by the DVSA have a serious mechanical defect.
You are Responsible – It is the driver’s responsibility to ensure the vehicle is safe and roadworthy.
Overloading – If a vehicle is overloaded, the driver can be given an immediate prohibition notice.
Penalties for driving an unroadworthy vehicle:
– Fine up to £2500
– 3 penalty points
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