Taking a dangerous goods vehicle for an annual test (MOT)

What checks you must do and the precautions you must take when you take a dangerous good vehicle for its annual test (MOT).


Guide to the inspection of dangerous and hazardous goods vehicles

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This guide explains the procedures of the dangerous and hazardous goods inspection for vehicles and trailers.

The guide outlines the precautions and checks which must be carried out at a Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency test station or Designated Premises when these kinds of vehicles are presented for an annual test.

Published 12 June 2013