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Legislation Updates

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Driver CPC Exemption Changes
25th January 2016 As of 25th January 2016, a change to the exemption for drivers whom are not carrying goods or passengers; and where driving is not their principal activity, has been increased from a 50km radius to a 100 km radius.
London Safer Lorry Scheme
1st September 2015 As of 1 September 2015, Transport for London's safer lorry scheme went live.
New Generation of Digital Tachographs
Consultation The Department for Transport has launched a consultation on the implementation of EU Regulation 165/2014 specifying a new generation of Tachograph units which will be required to be fited to newly registered vehicles from around 2019.
Smoke-free Private Vehicles
1st October 2015 It is illegal to smoke in a car (or other vehicle) with anyone under 18.
Still to come in 2012
7th August 2012 Proposals for the introduction of mandatory dedicated daytime running lamps (DRLs) have been adopted for all vehicle categories excluding trailers.
Financial Standing Rates Revised
Financial Standing Rates Revised For January 2013, New European legislation means the set figures for standard operator licence holders will be reset annually based on the Euro exchange rate on the...
Acquired Rights TM CPC Application Deadline
Acquired Rights TM CPC Application Deadline In the 1970's the Traffic Commissioner issued certificates GV203 'Grandfather Rights' to exempt holders from the Transport Manager CPC qualification.
Upcoming Legislation for 2012
23rd April 2012 - Graduated Fixed Penalties in Northern Ireland Since February 2011 legislation has allowed examiners of the DVA to issue fixed penalties at the roadside.
Transport Operators Face Criminal Charges
A new rule that requires drivers with penalty points to submit their driving licence for endorsement within 28 days rather than 12 months has led to a warning that operators must introduce rigorous checks or risk facing criminal charges.
Tunnel Codes
Tunnel Codes The international carriage of dangerous goods is regulated by the European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage on Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR).
Owner Drivers To Be Included In Working Time Directive Rules
Owner-drivers will have to contend with a 48-hour week under working time legislation in addition to drivers’ hours' rules, after an unsuccessful vote last week in the European Parliament (EP) to perm...
Driver CPC Statement of Periodic Training
Driver CPC Statement of Periodic Training The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) Records and Evidence Unit has confirmed the procedures for drivers to obtain statements of periodic training they have unde...
Does Your Organisation Need To Renew Its Working Time Agreements?
When the Road Transport Regulations on working time were introduced in April 2005, they allowed workers and employers to vary night work limits as well as to extend and set by calendar the reference p...
New Driver Licences
The Department for Transport has just published plans to change UK driving licences for new motorbike, truck and bus drivers and people who want to tow medium-sized trailers.
Upcoming Transport Legislation
2009 • 1 October – PSV impounding – Enabling legislation is in place to introduce impounding for public service vehicle operators that use vehicles without holding an operator’s licence – broadly mirr...
Graduated Fixed Penalties
DVSA Roadside Enforcement As you may be aware, from 28th May 2009 the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) can begin to issue fixed penalty notices at roadside checks to drivers who have broken the law.
Mirror retrofit 31st March 2009
Under Directives 2003/97/EC and 2005/27/EC new goods vehicles over 7.
10 September 2009 - Driver training directive
Driver training directive: The European Commission has published a directive requiring initial and five-yearly training of professional goods and passenger vehicle drivers.
January 2008 - speed limiters
Speed limiters: The final phase of European legislation introducing speed limiters to vehicles over 3.
April 2009 Statutory holiday increases
The Government has amended the working time regulations to increase statutory paid holiday entitlement from four weeks to 5.
Driver CPC for Bus, Coach and Lorry Drivers
A new qualification for professional bus, coach and lorry drivers - the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) - has been given the Government go-ahead.
January 2008 - ADR - additional fire extinguishers
ADR - additional fire extinguishers: ADR vehicles over 7.
January 2008 - EU driver's record changes
EU driver's hours and records changes: EC Regulation 561/2006 introduces the requirement to fit a tachograph to those vehicles which lost exemption in April 2007 and a requirement for drivers to be a...
New Drivers Hours' Rules
On 11 April 2007, the current Regulations governing drivers’ hours will change, and Council Regulation (EC) No 3820/85 will be replaced by Regulation (EC) No 561/2006.
Security of Dangerous Goods by Road
Enforcement: DVSA are fully authorised by the Department of Transport to carryout roadside and site checks to confirm or deny if companies are abiding by the regulations, companies failing to fol...
The Smoke-free (Signs) Regulations 2007
2007 No. 923 PUBLIC HEALTH, ENGLAND The Smoke-free (Signs) Regulations 2007 Made 19th March 2007 Laid before Parliament 23rd March 2007 Coming into force 1st July 2007 The Secretary of Sta...
Social Legislation in Road Transport
SOCIAL LEGISLATION IN ROAD TRANSPORT Regulation (EC) No 561/2006, Directive 2006/22/EC, Regulation (EEC) No 3821/85 GUIDANCE NOTE 4 Issue: Recording of driving time by digital tachographs when d...




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