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Bridge Strike – Driver Spared Revocation

Our solicitor, Laura Newton, attended a Driver Conduct Hearing with a driver who had been involved in a bridge strike whilst driving a HGV. The Statutory document indicates that drivers can expect to be called to a hearing with a Licence revocation and 6 month disqualification. In this case, the Deputy traffic Commissioner heard evidence relating to the company training, significant previous positive driving history and rehabilitation courses taken by the driver. She was persuaded to reduce the action to a one month suspension. This meant that the driver would not need to re apply for his licence and it allowed him to keep his employment utilising a short period of leave.

Case Details

Case Name: Bridge Strike – Driver Spared Revocation
Case Date: March 2021
Case Type (info): Driver Conduct Hearing

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