Interim amendment: heavy vehicle modifications (CoF only)
This change is to remove the requirement for the vehicle inspector to make sure that a heavy vehicle modification (if carried out before 1 April 2005) is ‘clearly in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions’, and to instead make sure that the modification does not impose a clear safety risk.
This change has been made to simplify the process for vehicle inspectors.
Additionally, we are also advising that imported Japanese-market vehicles with tipper bodies and tail lifts that are mounted on to a sub-frame do not require HVS certification, provided they were registered in Japan with that configuration.
This change is effective from 1 March 2018 and will be incorporated into the 1 May 2018 VIRM amendment.
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