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Driver CPC exemptions take effect

Regulations which came into effect Wednesday 13 November clarify the Driver CPC exemptions.

The new rules affect people who occasionally drive HGVs, buses or coaches as part of their work but never carry passengers or goods, for hire or reward.

The exemptions apply to around 76,000 people and includes mechanics, valets and fitters. The driving they do is exempt from Driver CPC as long as all of the following apply:

  • no goods or passengers are being carried
  • the vehicle isn’t being used for hire or reward
  • driving lorries or buses isn’t the driver’s main job
  • the vehicle is being used within a 50 kilometre radius of the driver’s base

There’s also an exemption for drivers of vehicles driving to or from a pre-arranged appointment at a VOSA test centre or authorised testing facility (ATF).

VOSA will not pursue these drivers for Driver CPC infringements.

Read more about Driver CPC exemptions examples.

 

Posted on: 13.11.2013

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