Remote Enforcement – freeing up time to focus on the serious and serially non-compliant?

Posted by AndrewT on 12th Nov 2014

The DVSA’s Remote Enforcement trial based in the Western Traffic Area is now coming to an end. Remote Enforcement frees up resource to focus on serious and serial law breakers and provides a more streamlined enforcement service that poses less of a burden to compliant operators.  

Remote Enforcement is more efficient and effective as it takes in to account the whole compliance status of an operator rather than the “halo or horns” of an immediate encounter. Using data that reflects the overall compliance position of the operator means that advice and guidance will be appropriate to the operator. This is the key to reducing the burden of enforcement on compliant operators so that enforcement resource is free to focus on serious and serial law breakers.

With Remote Enforcement the authorities do not need to visit an operator’s premises. Compliance records and other data such as tachograph records and drivers’ hours data can be provided electronically. Operators can provide the information at a time convenient to them, saving time and money.

Remote Enforcement is an important part of the DVSA’s transformation of their enforcement processes. They are taking a careful look at the results of the trial, to make sure that the lessons learned are included in their future thinking about enforcement.

Given the benefits to the DVSA and compliant operators it is likely that Remote Enforcement will continue to feature in the future and this fits with the proposed next generation digital tachograph.

Operators using tachograph analysis software such as Smartanalysis are well placed to take advantage of Remote Enforcement. All their analogue and digital data is integrated and available should the authorities want to see it. Plus it demonstrates that you have systems and processes in place for managing compliance, leaving the authorities to focus on the serious and serially non-compliant.