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Vehicle safety standards information sheets

Guidance on the required standards for vehicle safety, construction and use.

Information sheets providing general guidance and advice on the legislative requirements in the UK for vehicle safety standards.

Information sheets

  1. A-frames and dollies

    • Guidance
  2. Aftermarket HID headlamps

    • Guidance
  3. Agricultural vehicles with dangerous attachments

    • Guidance
  4. American caravan and trailer safety standards

    • Guidance
  5. Bull bars: safety standards

    • Guidance
  6. Carrying passengers in horseboxes

    • Guidance
  7. Compressed natural gas vehicles: ownership and use

    • Guidance
  8. Construction requirements for motor caravans

    • Guidance
  9. Convert a vehicle into a motorhome

    • Guidance
  10. Converting a van to carry passengers

    • Guidance
  11. Daytime running lights

    • Guidance
  12. Diesel particulate filters on vehicles

    • Guidance
  13. Engineering plant vehicles

    • Guidance
  14. Electrically assisted pedal cycles

    • Guidance
  15. Extending a vehicle’s length behind its rear axle

    • Guidance
  16. Mascots and flags on motor vehicles

    • Guidance
  17. Heavy goods vehicles: safety railings

    • Guidance
  18. Horse-drawn vehicles: code of practice

    • Guidance
  19. Safety of loads on vehicles

    • Guidance
  20. Hydrogen-powered vehicles

    • Guidance
  21. Powered transporters

    • Guidance
  22. Liquid petroleum gas vehicles: owning and using

    • Guidance
  23. Liquified natural gas (LNG) vehicles

    • Guidance
  24. Maximum length of vehicles used in Great Britain

    • Guidance
  25. Maximum number of trailers

    • Guidance
  26. Mini scooters

    • Guidance
  27. Modifying your vehicle’s emissions

    • Guidance
  28. Motorcycle helmets: safety advice

    • Guidance
  29. Motorcycle helmets, visors and goggles: safety advice

    • Guidance
  30. Overhanging loads on vehicles

    • Guidance
  31. Pedal cycles: lighting

    • Guidance
  32. Prototype vehicles

    • Guidance
  33. Rear-view mirrors on motor vehicles

    • Guidance
  34. Seat belts in cars and dual purpose vehicles

    • Guidance
  35. Seat belts in goods vehicles

    • Guidance
  36. Seat belts in minibuses, coaches and other buses

    • Guidance
  37. Seat belts in urban buses

    • Guidance
  38. Selling or registering motorcycles

    • Guidance
  39. Stickers or other items on vehicle windscreens

    • Guidance
  40. Towing a trailer with a car or van

    • Guidance
  41. Trailers used on public roads

    • Guidance
  42. Unimogs

    • Guidance
  43. Urban buses on motorways

    • Guidance
  44. Vehicle airbags: safety guidance

    • Guidance
  45. Heavy goods vehicles: weight limits

    • Guidance
  46. Windscreen wipers and washers on road vehicles

    • Guidance
  47. Works trucks

    • Guidance
Published 5 March 2015
Last updated 12 October 2017 + show all updates
  1. 'Maximum length of vehicles used in Great Britain' information sheet published
  2. Vehicle safety standards information sheet for cars and vans towing trailers.
  3. New information sheet on powered transporters.
  4. Prototype vehicles information sheet updated.
  5. First published.