Blog posts about Driving Licence

Record number of drivers sent for retraining

In 2017 a record number of over 1.4 million drivers were sent to offender retraining courses by the police. This includes more than one million caught…

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Action against vocational licences for mobile phone offences

The Office of the Traffic Commissioner has issued a reminder that professional drivers caught using a hand held mobile phone whilst driving could face action against…

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Banned drivers on the rise

The number of drivers that have had their driving licence revoked under the Road Traffic Act has increased by 33.5% according to new figures released by…

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Disqualified driver used a false licence

The story of a disqualified driver using a false licence in the North Wales Chronicle highlights why road transport operators of all sizes must have a…

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Have your say on mobile phone use

A consultation has been launched to strengthen the laws around the use of a mobile phone whilst in charge of a vehicle on the road.   Laws…

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363,280 driving licences rescinded since 2014 due to medical conditions

Figures available through the DVLA show that in the last 6 years over a third-of-a-million UK drivers had their licences taken away on medical grounds. Almost…

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Abolition of the photocard licence counterpart

What does this mean for employers of professional drivers? The Department for Transport is making an important change to driving licences that will impact HGV and…

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Over 80,000 drivers are only 3 points away from a potential ban – Is your driver one of them?

Recent data from the DVLA revealed that 80,855 driving licences have 9 points – only 3 points away from a ban from totting-up of points for…

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Compliance vs. Optimising Efficiency

Compliance management practices can transform the customer experience. Techniques for optimising road transport operations have become critical in meeting the increasing demands of customs and reducing…

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HGV driver eating out of a bowl at the wheel

A HGV driver was caught by an undercover police officer eating from a bowl whilst driving on the M1. The driver was stopped after he was…

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HGV Operator investigated as unlicensed driver is sent to jail

Why operators need a robust process for verifying driving licence details. An investigation has been launched into the road haulage company which allegedly hired an ­unlicensed…

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DVLA licence checking website crashes on day of launch

The DVLA’s new online system to check driving licences following the abolition of the paper counterpart crashed on the day of its launch yesterday. Users of…

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82% unaware of corporate manslaughter legislation

Van fleet operators need to be made more aware of corporate manslaughter legislation and how it could apply if the working condition of their vehicles were…

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Do you know the risk profile of your drivers?

While the abolition of the paper counterpart may be causing short term disruption for some, having the ability to automatically and routinely check drivers licence details…

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Would your drivers tell you about receiving points on their driving licence?

According to research conducted on behalf of RAC Insurance the answer is probably no as almost 9 out of 10 motorists would not tell their employer if…

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12 months ago we said goodbye to the paper counterpart … what does this mean for employers?

The paper driving licence counterpart was abolished in June 2015 as part of a Government initiative to cut red tape. All employers must ensure that anyone…

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Driving Licence checks increase 30% over the last 12 months

According to Freedom of Information figures seen by the Association for Driving Licence Verification (ADLV), driving licence checks carried out by fleets have risen by 30.4% over…

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Failure to stop leads to driving licence suspension

The DVSA works to protect road users from unsafe vehicles and drivers. Every day you will probably see DVSA officers and examiners carrying out checks on…

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