Consultation outcome

Testing if vehicles are roadworthy

This consultation has concluded

Download the full outcome

Introducing roadworthiness testing for fast tractors used for haulage and other technical changes to vehicle testing legislation: government response to consultation

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email webmasterdft@dft.gsi.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Detail of outcome

The government response to the ‘Roadworthiness testing for fast tractors and other technical changes to vehicle testing’ was published 14 September 2017.

We have decided to:

  • introduce roadworthiness testing for fast tractors used for non-agricultural haulage
  • make several minor updates to the MOT testing regime

The document sets out in detail each of the decisions made and includes a summary of responses received.

We have published an information sheet on regulations relating to tractors. This will help clarify the regulatory requirements applicable to these vehicles.

We received 39 responses to the consultation. The respondents included:

  • individuals
  • businesses
  • other organisations

Guidance on tractors

We have published updated guidance on tractor regulations.

Original consultation

Summary

Proposal to make legislative changes to how vehicles are tested for roadworthiness, and to introduce testing for fast tractors.

This consultation ran from
to

Consultation description

The EU Directive on roadworthiness testing includes the requirement for ‘fast tractors’ used for commercial haulage to be subject to roadworthiness testing. We are seeking views on how to implement a testing regime for these vehicles.

Also, we are consulting on a number of legislative changes to roadworthiness testing, arising from the Directive. These changes apply to all classes of vehicle.

Documents

Consultation on implementation of EU Directive 2014/45: introducing roadworthiness testing for fast tractors and other technical changes to vehicle testing legislation

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email webmasterdft@dft.gsi.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Published 22 September 2016
Last updated 14 September 2017 + show all updates
  1. Government response to roadworthiness testing for fast tractors and other technical changes to vehicle testing.
  2. First published.