Guidance and regulation

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Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA)

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  • 'Show me, tell me' questions: car driving test

    The 'show me, tell me' vehicle safety questions that driving examiners can ask in car driving tests.

  • Prepare to drive in the EU after Brexit

    What all drivers from the UK may need to do to drive in the EU and EEA if the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 31 October 2019.

  • MOT inspection checklist: cars and passengers vehicles

    A checklist for MOT testers showing the items that need to be inspected during an MOT test for a car or passenger vehicle.

  • MOT inspection manual: cars and passenger vehicles

    The testing procedures and standards for MOT tests on cars, private buses and light commercial vehicles (class 3, 4, 5 and 7 vehicles).

  • Drivers’ hours and tachographs: goods vehicles

    Rules on drivers’ hours and tachographs for goods vehicles in Great Britain and Europe.

  • MOT testing guide for test stations

    How the MOT scheme is administered, the rules for authorised examiners and testers, and the facilities and equipment you need.

  • Driving a van

    Who can drive a van, the speed limits and weight limits that apply, and rules on loading, drivers' hours and maintenance.

  • How to get a motorcycle licence

    A flowchart of the different ways you can get a full motorcycle licence, including the training and tests you need to take.

  • Heavy goods vehicle (HGV) inspection manual

    The testing procedures and standards for annual tests (MOTs) on lorries and other heavy goods vehicles (HGVs), and trailers.

  • 1. EU and AETR rules on drivers’ hours

    How the EU drivers' hours rules for goods vehicles work.

  • Guide to lorry types and weights

    A guide about the various categories and weight classes for lorries.

  • Driving test marking sheet

    The report form the driving examiner will fill in when you take your driving test - you'll be given a copy at the end of the test.

  • Drivers’ hours and tachographs: buses and coaches

    Rules on drivers’ hours and tachographs for passenger vehicles in Great Britain and Europe.

  • Staying legal: heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers

    A leaflet about the basic rules and responsibilities for HGV drivers.

  • Car parts checked at an MOT

    A guide about the main things that will be checked when you take your car for an MOT test.

  • Keeping commercial vehicles safe to drive (roadworthy)

    How to keep heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) and public service vehicles (PSVs) safe to drive, including daily checks, inspections, maintenance and record keeping.

  • Motorcycles that can be used for motorcycle riding tests

    A list of subcategory A2 and category A motorcycles that can be used for the module 1 and module 2 motorcycle riding tests.

  • Check if you need Driver CPC to drive a lorry, bus or coach

    Find out if you need the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) to drive a lorry, bus or coach, or if you could be exempt.

  • 2. Great Britain domestic rules

    How the drivers' hours Great Britain domestic rules work for goods vehicles.

  • MOT test pass certificate: samples

    Samples of MOT test certificates that can be given to you when your vehicle passes the test.