As of 28 June 2022, a new offence of causing serious injury by careless or inconsiderate driving will apply. If your driving is “below” the expected and results in the “serious injury” of another, then this can be construed as causing serious injury by careless or inconsiderate driving.Read More
Responding to a DVSA Desk Based Assessment
Road transport solicitor Chris Powell advises operators on how to respond to a DVSA desk based assessment (DBA) audit. Receiving a letter from the DVSA …Read More
What is a Traffic Commissioner Public Inquiry?
A Traffic Commissioner Public Inquiry is a type of court hearing. You can be called to a Public Inquiry if you hold a goods vehicle …Read More
Facing an Interview under Caution by the DVSA? – Know Your Rights
Being called to an interview “under caution” by the DVSA is very serious. A bad outcome can have a serious impact on your business and …Read More
Traffic Commissioner’s Public Inquiry – 5 Do’s and Dont’s
Traffic Commissioner’s Public Inquiry – 5 Do’s and Don’ts A Public Inquiry hearing with the Traffic Commissioner is a serious matter. Preparation is vital and …Read More
Do you know about the 7 most serious operator licence offences?
There are a myriad of rules, regulations and undertakings that operator licence holders must comply with when operating goods vehicles or PSVs. A breach of …Read More
Facing a Traffic Commissioner’s Public Inquiry? – 3 Things You Can Do to Prepare
Having to attend a Public Inquiry before the Traffic Commissioner can be a daunting experience. A bad outcome can have a serious impact on your …Read More
Tachograph Offences – 5 things you need to know
Incorrect or fraudulent use of a tachograph can have severe implications for both drivers and operators alike. This article highlights 5 things you may not …Read More
7 ways to endanger your operator’s licence
Many operator licence holders don’t give much thought to their operator’s licence once it has been granted. Once the discs are in the windows, it …Read More
DVSA Visiting Your Operating Centre? – What you should Expect
There are very few things more stressful for an operator than a DVSA visit. It usually starts with a phone call, email or letter from …Read More
Driving Without Insurance – Worth the Risk?
One of the first complaints a driver will make about owning a vehicle is how expensive it can be. Whether you finance a vehicle or …Read More
What steps can I take to prevent clandestine entrants?
It is prescribed under Section 32 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 that anyone responsible for bringing clandestine entrants (illegal migrants hiding in their …Read More