Foreword Issue Date March 2019 1 Introduction to the MOT Testing Guide (6th Edition) This document is intended to help new and existing Authorised Examiners, Testers and other interested parties comply with the requirements for authorisation by the Secretary of State to conduct statutory tests on certain motor vehicles. The statutory requirements are contained in the Motor Vehicles (Tests) Regulations 1981 as amended. The Guide does not cover the requirements for annual testing of Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) or Public Service Vehicles (PSVs). Neither does the Guide cover the requirements for Type Approval nor Individual Vehicle Approval of certain vehicles before they are first registered in Great Britain. This guide is divided into a series of sections covering specific subject areas. Detailed information on the technical standards and procedures of the statutory testis given in the appropriate MOT Inspection Manual. Additional instruction and information is also issued to Vehicle Testing Stations about testing and procedures, in the form of Special Notices (SNs). DVSA reserves the right to modify the content of this Guide to reflect changes in the law or in light of experience.