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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.
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