Drop in Tachograph Convictions

According to VOSA’s latest figures, the number of drivers’ hours offences almost halved between 2008/9 and 2010/11.  VOSA also stated that there was a 42% fall in tachograph offences in the same period.
Apparently, VOSA say the fall in prosecutions is linked to the introduction of the fixed penalty sanction scheme in 2009.  Before this date, the only real sanction was to take offenders to court.  VOSA believes that the introduction of Fixed Penalties has freed up resources which can be directed on to more serious and repeat offenders.
What the data also showed was that the average fixed penalty fine in 2008/2009 was £286.  However this dropped to £248 in 2010/11.  This was whilst the average fine for drivers’ hours offences rose from £136 in 2008/9 to £183 in 2010/11.
For assistance with a tachograph conviction or for advise on prevention of them, or for any other transport advice, contact Jared Dunbar at Dyne Solicitors on 01829 773 100

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