Consultation outcome

Fines regarding drivers’ hours and the heavy goods vehicles levy

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Proposals to make historical drivers’ hours and HGV levy offences subject to fixed penalty notices and financial penalty deposit requirements: consultation response

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Detail of outcome

The government has published the final outcome of this consultation alongside a summary of feedback received from respondents during the consultation process.

Detail of feedback received

DfT received 18 responses to this consultation.

Original consultation

Summary

Revising legislation to allow roadside officers to fine drivers who ignore rules on drivers’ hours and the heavy goods vehicles levy up to 28 days after the offence.

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Consultation description

Consultation seeking changes to legislation to allow roadside enforcement officers to issue fixed penalty notices and financial penalty deposits when drivers commit historical offences related to:

  • drivers’ hours
  • heavy goods vehicle levy

Historical offences are offences committed in the past but detected at a later date, up to 28 days prior, of an enforcement check. The changes would:

  • apply to offences committed up to 28 days prior to the enforcement check
  • enable greater use of fixed penalty notices and financial penalty deposits, as opposed to court proceedings

Documents

Proposals to make historical drivers’ hours and HGV levy offences subject to fixed penalty notices and financial penalty deposit requirements

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Published 16 June 2014
Last updated 28 November 2014 + show all updates
  1. Added summary of responses to the consultation.
  2. First published.