Northern Ireland extends HGV driving licences and reinstates special vehicle testing


Northern Ireland is to extend HGV driving licences and reinstate specialist vehicle testing. The Driver and Vehicle Agency will reinstate individual vehicle approval (IVA) inspections and will introduce a statutory authorisation process that will permit the continued use of ADR vehicles on the road from 1 June. Seamus Leheny, FTA policy manager for Northern Ireland, said: “The absence of IVA inspections meant that many FTA members in NI – from operators, vehicle manufacturers and vehicle dealerships – were unable to […]