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DVSA (VOSA) Enforcement Action

DVSA (VOSA) Examiners have the power to:

  • Inspect vehicles;
  • Stop vehicles on the public highway and, in certain circumstances enter vehicles and premises;
  • Prohibit the use of vehicles;
  • Inspect Operating Centres; 
  • Prohibit further movement of vehicles where the driver has infringed tachograph and drives' hours regulations; 
  • Investigate an operator's service and maintenance systems and record- keeping; 
  • Require the production of documents and records;
  • Investigate potential  breaches of regulations; and
  • Initiate, conduct and appear in proceedings at a magistrates' court.

Enforcement action can and often does impact on your OCRS score. Amber scores can lead to a call-in to Public Inquiry: red score will always lead to a call-in to Public Inquiry. Criminal proceedings may also follow. It is essential that immediate advice and assistance is obtained to enable you to manage any DVSA enforcement action and your response. 


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