...about VOSA

The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) was formed on 1st April 2003 following the merger of the Vehicle Inspectorate and the Traffic Area Network division of the Department for Transport…


VOSA provides a range of licensing, testing and enforcement services with the aim of improving the roadworthiness standards of vehicles ensuring the compliance of operators and drivers with road traffic legislation, and supporting the independent Traffic Commissioners…

VOSA’s vision
Saving lives, safer roads, cutting crime, protecting the environment.

The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) is an Executive Agency of the Department for Transport (DfT). They contribute to saving lives, making roads safer, cutting crime and protecting the environment through ensuring compliance with regulations of drivers, operators, vehicles, MOT garages and maintainers.

Their Four Pillars of Compliance are

→ Testing & inspection
→ Licensing and authorisation
→ Enforcement
→ Supporting industry through education and information

VOSA’s vision for the future is one where drivers, operators, vehicles, MOT garages and maintainers are fully compliant with regulations.

Their Strategic Principles are

→ Targeting those most likely to be non-compliant
→ Targeting areas of non-compliance most likely to cause collisions / incidents
→ Effective location
→ More effective partnering with regulatory and trade bodies
→ A graduated approach