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DVS release inspection manuals

22 February 2019

Driver and Vehicle Standards has published the minimum standards of roadworthiness that motorbikes, mopeds and minibuses will have to meet when inspections begin.

DVS inspections are being introduced from 1 April as part of Jersey’s commitment to the 1968 Vienna Convention, which was signed in order to enable islanders to continue to drive unimpeded in Europe after Brexit.

Infrastructure Minister, Deputy Kevin Lewis, said: “Vehicles in Jersey have always been expected to be roadworthy, but under the Vienna Convention we have to demonstrate that we are ensuring that they actually are. The standards against which DVS will assess mopeds and minibuses have now been published to give the motor trade industry and owners time to prepare.”

Bookings for inspections are not yet open. DVS will soon begin contacting registered owners of motorbikes up to 125cc, mopeds and minibuses with ten seats or more. All owners will be contacted at least two months before their inspection deadline, and from 1 April 2019 inspections will begin.

Gordon Forrest, Inspector of Motor Traffic said: “We advise that all vehicles due an inspection are serviced by a qualified mechanic beforehand. This will avoid any minor faults such as lightbulbs and windscreen wipers to be picked up on during our inspection, which might otherwise lead to a failed vehicle. We expect inspections to last between 15 and 45 minutes depending on the vehicle type.”

Vehicles which meet the DVS inspection standards will be issued a Certificate of Satisfaction. If the vehicle fails the inspection, a notice will indicate the level of failure and the owner will be expected to take action to bring it up to standard and have it re-inspected.

You can find the inspection manuals on at the following links:


Motorbikes and Mopeds

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