DVSA publish their 2018 to 2019 Annual Review

Posted by AndrewT on 12th Jul 2019

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency work hard to keep everyone safe on our roads. They have just published their Annual Report for 2018 to 2019. You can download a copy of the report here. The report reveals that 31,958 serious roadworthiness defects and traffic offences were detected in the 12 month period and £6.6 million of fines issued for breaking driver and vehicle safety rules. In terms of what the DVSA will focus on next they mention Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) which enables the DVSA to see information about the vehicle and driver from the vehicle registration. The DVSA only have 40 of their own cameras but for the next year they will have access to data from thousands of cameras positioned across the road network. This will make it easier to enforce rules for drivers' hours, vehicle tests and motoring offences, Commercial road transport operators can avoid being part of the 2019 to 2020 statistics by using compliance management solutions that cost less than a cup of coffee per week, see: Smartanalysis - Tachograph analysis and reporting for drivers' hours  and tachograph compliance. SmartLicence - Driving licence and driver CPC verification with DVLA SmartCheck - Driver vehicle safety check.