A step has been taken by DVSA to improve air quality. A report published in June 2017 stated that from August 2017, along with the usual roadside checks made on HGVs, emissions cheat devices will also be checked. By taking this measure, DVSA aims to home in on those who have been breaking the law by using emissions cheat devices to cut operating costs.
News which might interest those undertaking HGV training and motor car test takers alike is that a few changes have been made to the practical driving which will come into effect on 4th December 2017. These aim to make the test more realistic and in compliance with real-life situations. The alterations in the test received a mixed reaction by motorists.