The DVSA announce updates on vehicle defects guidelines from April 2022 The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced several updates on vehicle defects guidelines in roadside checks, as of April 20, 2022. Their new guide outlines the actions that will be taken when roadworthiness defects are found during vehicle inspections. The changed rules will be enforced from 1 May 2022. On that day will also publish the revised Enforcement Sanctions Policy. What’s changed: \tThe categorisation of defects has been updated to include new items, notes and amendments in parts 1 and 2 of the manual. \tThere are significant updates to the load security sections, which includes removing the reference to the load security matrix. \tThere are additional load security defects and notes. \tOther updates include vehicles missing an obligatory seat belt, electronic stability control (ESC), suspension joints and overrun brakes. For more information visit www.gov.uk/government/publications/categorisation-of-defects. Find out how our Driver Check app can help you select and report on a pre-defined list of vehicle defects.