HGV Roadside Emissions Tests

Posted by Robin Layfield on 26th Jun 2017

From August 2017, roadside checks of HGVs carried out by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will include an emissions check. The DVSA will target HGV drivers and operators attempting to cheat vehicle emissions and breaking the law. The action will help to improve air quality for everyone. This comes after the authorities found evidence that drivers and operators using emissions cheat devices designed to stop emissions control systems from working correctly. DVSA enforcement officers will give the driver and operator ten days to fix the emissions system if they find a vehicle with tampered emissions readings. If it isn’t fixed within the ten days, DVSA will issue a fine and stop the vehicle being used on the road. DVSA enforcement staff can insist that a vehicle be taken off the road immediately if they find a driver or operator is repeatedly offending. DVSA Chief Executive, Gareth Llewellyn, said, “DVSA’s priority is to protect you from unsafe drivers and vehicles. We are committed to taking dangerous vehicles off Britain’s roads and this new initiative to target emissions fraud is a key part of that.” Source: DVSA