Vosa plans to stop testing at its Gillingham and Grantham sites by the end of March 2013. Although the stations in Gillingham, Kent and Grantham, Lincolnshire, will not close, Vosa has taken the decision to cease testing at these sites. Operators will instead be able to test their vehicles at one of four authorised testing facilities (ATFs) in the Lincolnshire area, located in Newark, Lincoln and Boston. Testing is also carried out at six ATFs in Kent, at Maidstone, Sevenoaks, […]
Authorised testing facilities (ATFs) could still be left without vehicle test staff as a result of industrial action if talks taking place on Monday 8 June between union Prospect and DVSA chief executive Alastair Peoples do not go well.
Vosa has unveiled plans to cut the fees charged to authorised testing facilities (ATFs) for vehicle tests, while raising those that apply at its own test stations. The move is intended to apportion costs more fairly between vehicle operators using the two different test routes.
The government will not introduce “knee jerk” regulations requiring trucks to be fitted with additional cycle safety equipment such as detectors or cameras without scientific evidence that they are effective, roads and freight minister Robert Goodwill MP has pledged.