Categorisation of roadworthiness defects
A summary of the classification of defects which may be found at roadside inspections and during annual tests.
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This guidance lists the actions to take when roadworthiness defects are found during:
- roadside vehicle inspections
- annual tests
It’s primarily for the use of DVSA examiners and authorised constables but has been made available to the public so vehicle owners, operators and drivers can become more aware of DVSA’s inspection standards and possible defects.
For updates to the categorisation of defects please refer to the appendix at the end of the document.
This isn’t a legal document and mustn’t be treated as an interpretation of the relevant laws which only the courts can provide.
Published: 10 July 2013
Updated: 24 July 2017
- An updated version of the 'Categorisation of roadworthiness defects' has been published.
- An updated version of the categorisation of roadworthiness defects guide.
- First published.