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This guide lists the actions to take when roadworthiness defects are found during:
roadside vehicle inspections
It’s used by Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) examiners and authorised constables. You can use it to find out more about DVSA’s inspection standards and possible defects.
Updates are listed at the end of the document.
This is not a legal document. It must not be treated as an interpretation of the relevant laws, which only the courts can provide.
Updated the categorisation of roadworthiness defects document with changes in part 1 to include a new inspection notice item for 10-year-old tyres, and in parts 2 and 3 to reflect changes to vehicle testing introduced on 20 May 2018.
Removed the version of the categorisation of vehicle defects guide that applied until 19 May 2018.
Updated the version of the categorisation of vehicle defects guide that will apply from 20 May 2018.
Added the version of the categorisation of vehicle defects guide that will apply from 20 May 2018.
An updated version of the 'Categorisation of roadworthiness defects' has been published.
An updated version of the categorisation of roadworthiness defects guide.