The Department for Transport is seeking comments on their proposals to change the legislation to allow roadside enforcement officers to issue fixed penalty notices and financial penalty deposits when drivers commit historical offences relating to drivers’ hours and HGV Levy. Historical offences are offences committed in the past, but detected at a later date during an enforcement check. The changes would apply to offences committed up to 28 days prior to the enforcement check.
This is of direct relevance to HGV / PCV drivers and commercial road transport operators.
Specific questions in the consultation include:
Responses are requested by Mon 11 August 2014 and should be sent to Historicaloffences.Consultation@Dft.Gsi.Gov.Uk
Posted on: 16.06.2014