Last reviewed 29 April 2021

A check completed during the annual test on analogue tachographs is being removed from the test, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced.

The testing of speed limiter response speeds in vehicles with an analogue tachograph will no longer be part of the annual test on heavy vehicles, it has confirmed.

This change means all Authorised Testing Facilities (ATFs) will be able to test vehicles fitted with analogue tachographs. Previously only certain ATFs could perform annual tests on vehicles fitted with this type of tachograph because of the equipment needed.

The procedure has been suspended during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Agency explained, but will stop being part of the annual test permanently from 1 May this year. This will mean there will be no requirement for ATFs to own or calibrate this equipment after this date.