VOSA Prohibition Notices
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Types of Roadside Prohibition Notices A   prohibition   is   issued   to   prohibit   further   use   of   the   vehicle   until   the   fault   has   been   rectified   and   full   compliance   with roadworthiness and weight standards are achieved. There are various types of prohibition; Overload Prohibition Notices Issued   by   the   examiner   if   the   vehicle   is   overloaded,   which   may   contain   particular   conditions,   issued   to   the   driver   with immediate   effect.   A   copy   of   any   prohibition   notice   will   be   sent   to   the   owner   or   operator   of   the   vehicle.   In   the   case   of   'O' Licensed vehicle a copy will also be sent to the Traffic Commissioner. Roadworthiness Prohibition - PG9 Issued   by   DVSA   in   respect   of   mechanical   defects,   condition   of   bodywork,   immediate   and   delayed   are   issued   depending   on the severity of the defect. 'S' Marked Roadworthiness Prohibitions An   immediate   defect   is   considered   so   sever   that   negligence   of   maintenance   -   driver   and   operator/owner   may   face prosecution. Variation of Roadworthiness Prohibition Issued   by   VE's   when   an   immediate   defect   has   been   rectified   but   still   has   other   defects   on   the   vehicle.   This   notice   allows driver/operator to return to the operating centre/garage for repair. Drivers Hours Prohibition Traffic   Examiners   examine   tachograph   charts,   if   an   offence   is   detected   the   driver   may   be   prohibited,   this   may   result   in further investigation with the operator which may lead to prosecution. Hazchem Prohibition Allows   Traffic   Examiners   to   issue   a   prohibition   notice   when   certain   infringements   are   detected   for   vehicles   involved   in   the carriage of dangerous goods. Clearing a Roadworthiness Prohibition This   information   is   given   on   the   reverse   of   the   prohibition   notice.   Clearances   will   usually   be   by   a   full   or   partial   test   at   a DVSA Test Station. Removal of Prohibition For weighing Prohibitions this is issued once the vehicle is within it's permitted weights. DVSA offer a Prohibition Clearance Service at all of their Testing Stations. Prohibition Clearance Service All   DVSA   test   stations   offer   a   prohibition   clearance   service   for   heavy   goods   vehicles   and   Public   Service   Vehicles   -   be   that a   full   or   partial   clearance   inspection.   These   must   be   booked   into   the   test   station   in   the   same   way   as   an   annual   test (although   we   will   be   able   to   offer   this   service   at   shorter   notice;   their   standard   of   service   is   to   make   the   appointment   no more than 3 days after the date it was requested). For   a   full   prohibition   clearance   a   full   annual   test   is   conducted   and   the   full   annual   test   fee   is   charged.   For   a   partial prohibition   clearance   (generally)   only   the   items   for   which   the   prohibition   was   issued   and   some   of   the   more   safety   critical items (eg. brakes and steering) are tested and therefore a lower fee is charged. If   the   test   is   passed   the   prohibition   will   be   cleared   and   in   the   case   of   a   full   prohibition   clearance   a   test   certificate   will   be issued provided this was requested when the booking was made. If   during   the   prohibition   clearance   inspection   (either   full   or   partial)   defects   are   found   which   would   fail   the   annual   test,   that were   not   part   of   the   initial   prohibition,   a   'variation'   will   be   issued.   This   means   that   the   prohibition   has   not   been   lifted   and must be presented for another clearance (for which there will be a further fee) with the newly identified fault(s) rectified.