Mandatory laden brake testing at annual test – 2 months to go

brake testing
Last month, DVSA confirmed that most vehicles and trailers will have to be appropriately laden for their annual test from 1 January 2023 onwards.

Any vehicles and trailers which are not laden (unless exempt, such as tri-axle semi-trailers or refuse collection vehicles) will be refused a test by the Vehicle Standards Assessors (VSAs).

Over the last few months, DVSA explained why laden brake testing is so important.

Prepare for upcoming tests

You can find more information on how to prepare for a brake test in their best practice guide.

DVSA want to ensure that vehicle operators and Authorised Testing Facilities (ATFs) have enough time to prepare for the change, especially those who have vehicles and trailers with a test coming up.

To help, DVSA will send regular reminder messages to vehicle operators over the next few months.

DVSA will also be encouraging ATFs to share the message with those who prepare vehicles and trailers for test.


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