Three out of every four HGVs checked at the roadside in Northern Ireland in the year to the end of March were found to be roadworthy and not committing any serious traffic offences, a new compliance report from the Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA) has shown. Of 633 commercial vehicles over 3.5 tonnes GVW stopped during the year at roadside checks, 77.3% were without any serious non-compliance issues while 64.6% were without even minor defects or traffic offences. In terms […]
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