When and why DVSA can immobilise vehicles

A guide about the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) vehicle immobilisation polices, procedures and practices.

Applies to England, Scotland and Wales


Guide to vehicle immobilisation

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The guide outlines how DVSA can use an immobilisation device to stop a vehicle from being driven with immediate effect includes guidance on:

  • device removal
  • how to avoid immobilisation
  • immobilisation devices
  • immobilisation offences
  • vehicle removal
  • DVSA’s immobilisation policy
Published 17 May 2011