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VIRM: In-service certification (WoF only) amendment
– effective 1 April 2021

List of changes

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Introduction

7 Definitions and abbreviations

LVV plate definition updated to include electronic data plates.

8 Sample certification documents

Sample image of the new electronic LVV plate

General vehicles

3-1 Structure

Detail added about when a vehicle with an added snorkel should be LVV certified or not.

4-1 Headlamps

Rfr 13e and Note 8 updated. Vehicles should be failed if they have a headlamp HID or LED conversion kit. – They bring the headlamp out of standards compliance by producing poor beam patterns and light that is far too bright to be safe.

4-2 Front and rear fog lamps

Figure 4-2-1 updated to more clearly show the beam pattern and dip.

7-1 Seats and seat anchorages

Content added to note 6 about LVV plate info not matching when seats are removed.

10-1 Tyres and wheels

Note 6 updated to explain that the vehicle inspector should check with the tyre manufacturer for intended use if they are unsure whether a tyre is a winter tyre or not.

Motorcycles

4-1 Headlamps

Content modified to align with general vehicles in regard to HID and LED requirements.

4-2 Front and rear fog lamps

Figure 4-2-1 updated to more clearly show the beam pattern and dip.

8-1 Brakes

LVV certification is required on motorcycles that are allowed to have ABS disabled.

Forklifts

4-1 Headlamps

See motorcycles

4-2 Front and rear fog lamps

Figure 4-2-1 updated to more clearly show the beam pattern and dip.

Tractors

4-1 Headlamps

See motorcycles

Unclassified vehicles

4-1 Headlamps

See motorcycles

4-2 Front and rear fog lamps

Figure 4-2-1 updated to more clearly show the beam pattern and dip.

Technical bulletins (general)

13 Acceptable overseas proof of modification

2018/858 is an acceptable code that has been introduced in Europe. It is used in the same way as the 2007/46 code.