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NEW ON-THE-SPOT FINES FOR DRIVERS HOURS OFFENCES COME INTO FORCE

NEW ON-THE-SPOT FINES FOR DRIVERS HOURS OFFENCES COME INTO FORCE

Monday 26th March 2018

Following on from our previous article DVSA traffic examiners have now been given the power to issue on the spot fines for drivers’ hours offences committed within the last 28 days. They will be able to issue fines for up to five offences in a single check. This change came into effect on 5th March 2018.

AM I LIABLE IF AN ANIMAL I OWN CAUSES AN ACCIDENT EVEN IF I HAVE DONE EVERYTHING I CAN TO PREVENT IT?

AM I LIABLE IF AN ANIMAL I OWN CAUSES AN ACCIDENT EVEN IF I HAVE DONE EVERYTHING I CAN TO PREVENT IT?

Friday 23rd March 2018

Typically for someone to be held responsible for an accident and therefore liable to pay damages to an injured party, it is necessary for there to have been a breach of a duty of care towards the injured person by the responsible person, often this will involve some form of...

KEEPING YOUR STUFF COVERED

KEEPING YOUR STUFF COVERED

Monday 12th March 2018

Figures from the Association of British Insurers show that the average UK household now owns £35,000 of “stuff” and the total value of household possessions in the UK is nearly £1 trillion (or nearly £1 billion depending on which definition of the words billion and trillion you choose to use,...

STEER CLEAR OF FRAUD

STEER CLEAR OF FRAUD

Friday 9th March 2018

IFED the Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department, which is run by the City of London Police, has launched a national campaign to warn motorists of the risk of buying fake motor insurance policies from fraudsters. This type of fraud known as “ghost broking” is a significant problem which potentially exposes the victim...

OVER 100 OPERATORS INVESTIGATED FOR EMISSIONS FRAUD

OVER 100 OPERATORS INVESTIGATED FOR EMISSIONS FRAUD

Wednesday 7th March 2018

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) recently carried out an operation targeting emissions cheat devices used on lorries. These are devices used to overcome emissions controls for example by using devices to stop emissions control systems from working, removing the diesel particulate filter or trap, using illegal engine modifications...

CONSULTATION LAUNCHED ON CHANGES FOR PSV OPERATORS

CONSULTATION LAUNCHED ON CHANGES FOR PSV OPERATORS

Tuesday 6th March 2018

Since 1985 exemptions from certain regulations have allowed community transport groups operating on a not for profit basis to operate Public Service Vehicles (PSVs e.g. busses and coaches) without the need for a Public Service Vehicle Operator’s licence. However concerns have been raised that some community operators who are exempt...