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HGV Operator Pleads Guilty to Tachograph Offences

This owner driver, represented by SBC, appeared before the Magistrates’ having been charged with two tachograph offences. On downloading his tachograph during a roadside inspection, the DVSA had uncovered several instances of driving “off-card”.

When interviewed under caution by the DVSA, the driver admitted the offences, but had been able to explain that they arose from a lack of knowledge rather than an intention to deceive.

At court, the driver entered guilty pleas and the advocate was able to demonstrate to the court the context in which the offences took place and the steps the driver had taken since to improve his knowledge on drivers hours.

After hearing mitigation, the Magistrates’ were content to deal with the matter by way of a low fine.

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Case Details

Case Name: HGV Operator Pleads Guilty to Tachograph Offences
Case Date: August 2018
Case Type (info): Magistrates Court

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