Increase in drivers’ hours and tachograph convictions, says transport minister

Transport minister Claire Perry has announced that more convictions were upheld for drivers’ hours and tachograph offences in 2013-2014 than in the previous year. 

There were a total of 4,050 convictions in 2013-2014, up six per cent on the previous year. Ms Perry made the announcement when pressed to reveal the number of British and non-UK HGV drivers found to be committing an offence under drivers’ hours regulations.

The number of non-GB registered trucks issued with a fixed penalty notice (FPN) for drivers’ hours or tachograph offences fell to 4,675 from 5,191 between 2012-13 and 2013-14. However, over the same period the number of GB-registered vehicles issued with an FPN rose from 1,972 to 2,022.

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