Why Standards Matter

There is a strong link between defective vehicles and road traffic collisions. Governments can create vehicle safety requirements, but drivers are responsible for keeping their vehicles roadworthy.

Vehicle safety is critical. Vehicle manufacturers and EU and national law have many regulations, tests and controls in place to maximise safety at every stage of a vehicle’s life from manufacture to registration to road use.

Periodic roadworthiness testing further enhances the safety of your vehicle. The test identifies obvious defects and enforces standards.

While there are many systems to check vehicle safety, the safety and condition of your vehicle is ultimately your legal responsibility.