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The DVSA has set itself some new targets for 2016, as part of its function to help support the sector through safety and maintain standards for safety in domestic vehicles, as well as HGVs, buses and other commercial vehicles.

It was announced in 2015 that they were reviewing the way MOT tests were carried out. Traditionally, the majority of HGV vehicle tests were carried out at sites owned and run by the DVSA, but in the interests of economy and financial saving, they have altered this approach.

DVSA has set ambitious new targets (to reach by March 2016) – they want 95% of commercial vehicle tests to be carried out at non-DVSA sites (called AFTs or authorised testing facilities), of which there are 480 nationwide.

In 2015 the DVSA have managed to attain results of 90%, which is very impressive.