Testing, Plating & Prohibitions

This chapter covers the process of the four separate testing regimes: the HGV testing scheme, roadworthiness enforcement and prohibitions, MOT testing of light vehicles and the vehicle defect rectification scheme.

Updates for 2022:

  • Updated table of exemptions.

  • Example of VTG 7 certificate added.

Updates for 2021:

  • Check a vehicle or trailer MOT history.

  • Extension of Certificates of Temporary exemptions.

Download the testing, plating and prohibitions chapter of the Yearbook of Road Transport Law

Contents:

  • Types of test.

  • HGV testing scheme.

    • Initial testing.

    • Annual testing.

    • Booking the test.

    • Booking commercial vehicle tests online.

    • Single vehicle service.

    • Multiple vehicle service.

    • Designated Premises (DPs) and Authorised Testing Facilities (ATFs).

    • Block bookings.

    • Submitting the vehicle.

    • Refusal to test.

    • Test stations.

    • Vehicles unladen or laden.

    • Test certificate.

    • Retests.

    • Appeals.

      • Step 1.

      • Step 2.

      • Step 3.

    • Check MOT History.

    • Certificate of temporary exemption.

    • Fees.

      • Motor vehicles.

      • Trailers.

      • TIR.

      • ADR (excluding statutory test fee).

      • Low Emissions Certificate.

      • ATF pit fee cap.

  • Plating.

    • Manufacturer’s plating.

    • Ministry plating.

    • Ministry plating procedures.

    • Articulated vehicles.

    • Downplating without vehicle modification.

    • Notifiable alterations.

    • Enforcement.

    • Exemptions from testing and plating.

  • Roadworthiness enforcement and prohibitions.

    • Prohibition system.

    • Immediate and delayed prohibitions.

    • Removal of prohibitions.

    • Appeals.

    • Immobilisation.

  • MOT testing of light vehicles.

    • Components tested.

    • Retests.

    • Appeals.

    • Class VII tests.

  • Vehicle defect rectification scheme.

Download the testing, plating and prohibitions chapter of the Yearbook of Road Transport Law

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