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£3000 fine for tachograph offences – £500 per drivers’ hours offence!

A Co Armagh heavy goods vehicle operator and his driver were both fined £1,500 at Armagh Magistrates’ Court today for tachograph irregularities following an investigation carried out by the Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA) in Northern Ireland.

The vehicle operator and driver were each fined £500 for each of the six charges of failing to take the statutory daily rest in May and June 2015. Making it expensive missed breaks.

The Court also ordered both defendants to pay an offender levy.

With tachograph analysis and compliance management Software as a Service solutions such as Smartanalysis available for just 25p per driver per day the £3,000 fine would have paid for 12,000 days service and saved the operator time and headaches, leaving them free to focus on running the business.

Source: NorthernIreland.gov.uk

Posted on: 22.02.2016

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