To help smooth the transition back to compliance, the following documents are temporarily extended:
Please remember that drivers and vehicle owners are responsible for ensuring vehicle compliance if driving on the road. This means that documents that expired prior to the dates specified remain non-compliant and subject to potential enforcement action if they continue to be used.
We encourage you to get your documents renewed to bring them into compliance and to ensure vehicles are safe. Please be aware that there may be wait times due to current demand and the Government COVID-19 guidelines that must be followed. We also ask that you continue to be patient with those providing services as they adjust to working differently.
Once we start adjusting back to business as normal, new expiry dates will be set for these documents, which could extend up until 10 October 2020. We will let you know as we set these dates and will ensure you have plenty of time to get your documents compliant. Please check that we have your correct contact details – you can do this on our website.
It is still a requirement that vehicles must be safe to operate on a public road. At a minimum, vehicle owners need to self-inspect their vehicles using the TWIRL procedure (tyres, windscreen, wipers, mirrors, indicators, rust and lights) to assess their vehicle’s safety, using the guidance on our website.
Drivers of heavy vehicles should also follow the inspection guidelines on our website as a minimum safety check.
If your vehicle is unsafe, either don’t drive it or arrange for a WoF or CoF.
Drivers must continue to comply with all other road rules, as well as any relevant restrictions of their licence (e.g. learner licence restrictions and zero alcohol licences). For more details on what is excluded, please read the Rule.