This section contains guidance and research into the required standards for vehicle registration, safety and efficiency. It includes advice on cleaner vehicles, information for motorists on lead replacement petrol and 'Powering Future Vehicles ', the Government's key strategy for promoting new vehicle technologies and fuels.
Roads Policing Operation V79-National Driver and Vehicle Compliance Check
EC Whole Vehicle Type Approval (ECWVTA) is based around EC Directives and provides for the approval of whole vehicles, in addition to vehicle systems and separate components.
This research investigated how drivers would behave when using ISA in everyday driving. The research also estimates the impact on accidents and the future benefit-to-cost ratios of potential ISA introduction.
MOT and other car ownership issues. Includes information on the MOT test certificate, including MOT test fees and current MOT standards.
- 22 April 2005
Vehicle standards: safety.
The Government's motorcycling strategy and other related information for riders and manufacturers.
TRL were commissioned to identify the current frequency of wheel detachment in the UK, gather parallel information from EU and survey heavy vehicle drivers, operators and manufacturers in relation to wheel detachment.
- 02 November 2006
The Transport Committee published its report on the work of the VOSA and VSA on 26 May 2004. This paper sets out the Government's response.
- 07 October 2004
- 23 September 2004
- 15 August 2005
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