Types of Roadside Prohibition NoticesA prohibition is issued to prohibit further use of the vehicle until the fault has been rectified and full compliance with roadworthiness and weight standards are achieved.There are various types of prohibition;Overload Prohibition NoticesIssued by the examiner if the vehicle is overloaded, which may contain particular conditions, issued to the driver with immediate effect. A copy of any prohibition notice will be sent to the owner or operator of the vehicle. In the case of 'O' Licensed vehicle a copy will also be sent to the Traffic Commissioner.Roadworthiness Prohibition - PG9 Issued by VOSA in respect of mechanical defects, condition of bodywork, immediate and delayed are issued depending on the severity of the defect.'S' Marked Roadworthiness ProhibitionsAn immediate defect is considered so sever that negligence of maintenance - driver and operator/owner may face prosecution.Variation of Roadworthiness ProhibitionIssued by VE's when an immediate defect has been rectified but still has other defects on the vehicle. This notice allows driver/operator to return to the operating centre/garage for repair.Drivers Hours ProhibitionTraffic Examiners examine tachograph charts, if an offence is detected the driver may be prohibited, this may result in further investigation with the operator which may lead to prosecution.Hazchem ProhibitionAllows Traffic Examiners to issue a prohibition notice when certain infringements are detected for vehicles involved in the carriage of dangerous goods.Clearing a Roadworthiness ProhibitionThis information is given on the reverse of the prohibition notice. Clearances will usually be by a full or partial test at a VOSA Test Station.Removal of ProhibitionFor weighing Prohibitions this is issued once the vehicle is within it's permitted weights.VOSA offer a Prohibition Clearance Service at all of their Testing Stations.Prohibition Clearance ServiceAll VOSA test stations offer a prohibition clearance service for heavy goods vehicles and Public Service Vehicles - be that a full or partial clearance inspection. These must be booked into the test station in the same way as an annual test (although we will be able to offer this service at shorter notice; their standard of service is to make the appointment no more than 3 days after the date it was requested).For a full prohibition clearance a full annual test is conducted and the full annual test fee is charged. For a partial prohibition clearance (generally) only the items for which the prohibition was issued and some of the more safety critical items (eg. brakes and steering) are tested and therefore a lower fee is charged. If the test is passed the prohibition will be cleared and in the case of a full prohibition clearance a test certificate will be issued provided this was requested when the booking was made.If during the prohibition clearance inspection (either full or partial) defects are found which would fail the annual test, that were not part of the initial prohibition, a 'variation' will be issued. This means that the prohibition has not been lifted and must be presented for another clearance (for which there will be a further fee) with the newly identified fault(s) rectified.