OFFICIAL INSPECTION PROCEDURES FOR ROAD VEHICLES IN GREAT BRITAIN

A summary of the results of the inspections carried out over the period 1970-77 is given, which indicates that the number of defects found at inspections is unlikely to be reduced. There has been a steady decline in the percentage of goods vehicles prohibited from use, which indicates that there has been a consistent improvement in the condition of goods vehicles in use on the road. About 30% of vehicles fail their test and most common defects are in braking and steering systems.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was presented at the SAE Meeting, Febuary 27-March 3, 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Toyne, C C
  • Publication Date: 1978-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178103
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 780031 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM