Consultation outcome

Revisions to the Senior Traffic Commissioner’s statutory document on the conduct of vocational drivers.

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

Following this consultation, a revised statutory document on vocational driver conduct has now been published.

Feedback received

Driver conduct formal consultation - summary of responses

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Detail of feedback received

This document summarises the responses to the Senior Traffic Commissioner’s proposed revised statutory document on vocational driver conduct. We received responses from a mixture of enforcement and regulatory bodies, trade associations, operators, government, trade unions, safety groups and individuals. A breakdown of respondents is included.

There was general agreement that:

  • the revised document will help to ensure a consistent regulatory outcome for drivers who commit infringements
  • the proposed balance between cases handled by staff and those handled by traffic commissioners was about right
  • all disqualifications committed in a commercial vehicle should be referred to the traffic commissioners
  • the use of case examples is a welcome addition to the document

The responses received will inform development of the final revised statutory document.

The Senior Traffic Commissioner is grateful to those who participated in this consultation.

Original consultation

Summary

Seeking views on proposed revisions to the Senior Traffic Commissioner’s statutory document on vocational driver conduct.

This consultation ran from
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Consultation description

The statutory guidance on vocational driver conduct has been reviewed and revised. The Traffic Commissioners are now seeking views on the proposed revisions.

The document sets out the standards for professional lorry, bus and coach drivers and applicants. It also explains how traffic commissioners and staff delegated to act on their behalf propose to deal with driver conduct cases.

Documents

Statutory guidance and directions: vocational driver conduct

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Statutory document no.6: vocational driver conduct

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Published 13 July 2015
Last updated 14 December 2015 + show all updates
  1. Published a link to new revised statutory guidance.
  2. Added summary of responses to the 'Statutory guidance and directions: vocational driver conduct consultation 2015.
  3. First published.