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.

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

Updates for 2021:

  • Check a vehicle or trailer MOT history.
  • Extension of Certificates of Temporary exemptions.

Contents:

  • Types of test.
  • HGV testing scheme.
    • It is an offence to operate a vehicle without a valid test certificate when one is required.
    • 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 and discs.
    • Retests.
    • Appeals.
      • Step 1.
      • Step 2.
      • Step 3.
    • 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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