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Q601: Is it illegal to drive a car with a broken speedometer?

A vehicle's speedometer must be kept free from any obstruction that may prevent it from being read and shall at all times it is used on a road be maintained in good working order. The only exceptions to this are when:

  • The speedometer became defective during the journey being undertaken, or
  • Steps have been taken to have the defect remedied by replacement or repair as soon as possible.
  • The vehicle has an approved tachograph.

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