Ministry of Transport and successors, Vehicle Safety Divisions: Registered Files

MT 98
Ministry of Transport and successors, Vehicle Safety Divisions: Registered Files

This series contains policy files relating to all aspects of vehicle safety, including motor vehicle contruction and use regulations (dealing with, for example, tyres, brakes, headlights and seat belts); vehicle testing and inspections; the approval of motor vehicles, equipment and parts; speed limits; and standards for the construction and use of goods vehicles, public service vehicles and hovercraft. Some files were re-registered from the VR and VRT series.

The series also contains papers concerning a 1954 regulation requiring all pedal cyclists to maintain their brakes.

The VS files commenced in 1968, replacing the VR (Vehicle Regulation) series (otherwise in MT 165) which had been created in 1962 and which, in turn, replaced the construction and use of vehicles files in the VRT (Vehicle Regulations and Taxation) series (otherwise in MT 99).

Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Former references:
in its original department:   VS Series
Legal status:
Public Record
Department of the Environment, Road Safety Divisions, 1970-1976
Department of Transport, Road Safety Divisions, 1976-1997
Ministry of Transport, Road Safety (General) Division, 1966-1970
Ministry of Transport, Road Safety (Traffic) Division, 1966-1970
Physical description:
938 file(s)
Access conditions:
Immediate source of acquisition:
Department of Transport , from 1981
Series is accruing

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