Lorry, Bus & Coach Drivers Take Note

Although it has received very little press coverage to date, from 5 March 2018, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will be able to fine lorry, bus or coach drivers who break the rules, by exceeding the drivers’ hours limit and not taking the required breaks, up to £300. Additionally, they may also face prosecution or have their vehicle immobilised.

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Currently the DVSA are only able to fine drivers for offences committed on the day, they will now also be able to fine drivers for offences that have been committed in the previous 28 days.

£1,500 in a single stop

DVSA traffic examiners will be able to issue fines for up to five separate offences regardless whether the offences took place here or abroad.

This means drivers could be fined up to £1,500 in a single stop, if they have repeatedly broken the rules.

Full details can be found on www.gov.uk.