Two recent cases have highlighted the significant potential cost to drivers for drivers’ hours and tachograph infringements.
Driver A – Convicted on two counts of false entry on a tachograph chart was fined £600 and ordered to pay costs of £750 costs. He was also fined £1,600 and ordered to pay another £750 in costs for five counts of failing without reasonable excuse to make relevant entry on a tachograph chart.
Total cost to the driver = £3,700.
Driver B – Eight counts of false entry on tachograph chart resulted in a £2,400 fine and costs of £750.
Total cost to the driver = £3,150.
In both cases this is a significant sum for an individual to pay for what might be considered as minor offences. More serious offences and serially non-compliant drivers risk bigger fines, loss of their licence and custodial sentences. The companies they work for are also in the firing line.
It begs the question … why do they do it?
Posted on: 19.06.2015