New figures have revealed that many vans on UK roads are considered unsafe. The Society Of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers has revealed that 1 in 2 vans will fail the annual MOT test due to a safety defect and 2 in 3 vans stopped by the DVSA (Driver Vehicle Standards Agency) have what is considered a serious mechanical defect.
Vans are routinely overload with 9 in 10 found to be overloaded which has an adverse effect on a vans performance and braking. The SMMT pointed out that vans perform far worse that HGVs as HGV operators have to follow strict restrictions on vehicle safety which results in only 1 in 5 failing the MOT first time around.
Commenting on the story, SMMT chief executive Mike Hawes said “Britain’s 3.2 million vans are essential for the smooth running of the economy but their recent safety record is a matter of concern.”
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