Law & Legislation

MOT change proposals: the industry reacts

Jan 23, 2023No Comments

There has been further reaction to the proposed changes to the MOT by the department for Transport. The Independent Garage Association (IGA) has written to

Proposed changes to make MOTs fit for the f...

Jan 19, 2023No Comments

The Department for Transport has today (Wednesday 18 January) launched a public consultation on the future of MOTs in Great Britain. Views are being sought

750 seat belt and mobile phone offences in ...

Dec 20, 2022Comments off

National Highways says it identified more than 750 seat belt and mobile ‘phone offences along a short section of the M6 in Merseyside earlier this

Breath tests

Breath tests plunge to record low

Nov 21, 2022Comments off

Roadside breath tests have slumped to their lowest level on record. Data published recently shows that in 2021 just 224,162 motorists were breathalysed by Police

Haulier launches legal action against ̵...

Nov 16, 2022Comments off

Haulier Danny W Poole & Sons has launched legal action against the government’s ‘idiotic’ and ‘not fit for purpose’ immigration rules, after being advised by

Roadside drug test

Drug driving and speeding at record highs a...

Nov 09, 2022Comments off

Analysis of 2021 Crown and Magistrates Court data by the AA* has found that both drug driving and speeding cases are at record highs. As

Mandatory laden brake testing at annual tes...

Oct 21, 2022Comments off

Last month, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) confirmed that most HGV vehicles and trailers will have to be appropriately laden for their annual

Continuation of the Off-Payroll Working rul...

Oct 20, 2022Comments off

The previous Chancellor announced in the recent mini-Budget that the Government was intending to scrap the Off-Payroll Working rules from 6 April 2023. On 17

Over half a million uninsured cars seized s...

Oct 04, 2022Comments off

More than half a million (542,370) uninsured cars have been seized since 2018 according to information collated by AA Insurance. A Freedom of Information request

Present laden vehicles and trailers at annu...

Sep 23, 2022Comments off

Vehicle Testing and Roadworthiness Policy Specialist Richard Clements, explains what is involved and why vehicles and trailers should be presented for test laden. Testing a