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