Heavy Goods Vehicle Inspection: Glass and View of the Road
The primary purpose of the Heavy Goods Vehicle Inspection:
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Glass and View of the Road mobile app is to support staff in conducting the annual testing of vehicles. The app is useful to those responsible for the maintenance of large commercial vehicles so that they remain well informed on the current minimum legal standards for roadworthiness. It must be emphasised that these are minimum acceptable standards, which do not necessarily allow for further deterioration when the vehicle is in service.
This inspection applies to all vehicles.
Examiners should have regard for the three separate "zones" when assessing damage or discolouration. A greater amount of damage or discolouration could be accepted in zone "C" than in zone "B". Likewise a greater amount can be accepted in zone "B" than in zone "A" where relatively minor damage would be a Reason for Failure. When assessing damage, light surface scratches, are not to be considered as damage. However, an area of concentrated scratches such as those caused by prolonged use of a defective wiper blade which significantly obscures vision is to be considered a Reason for Failure if it meets the fail criteria. Repaired windscreens must be inspected to the same criteria as original unrepaired screens. Repairs must be judged as to whether they interfere with vision. An ‘invisible’ or barely detectable repair, finished flush with the surrounding glass, does not count as
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