Tachograph Falsification and Driver’s Hours Offences – HGV Driver Avoids Imprisonment
An HGV driver appeared before Carlisle Magistrates Court charged with knowingly making false tachograph records – an offence carrying a maximum of two years imprisonment.
The HGV driver had admitted the offences to the DVSA at the roadside and in interview, and entered guilty pleas before the Magistrates.
In mitigation the advocate was able to demonstrate that the distances travelled without a card in were small, that they arose after the driver had been made to move on during his 45 minute break, and that there was no commercial benefit to the driver.
After hearing submissions on behalf of the driver, the Magistrates decided to deal with this matter by way of a fine only.
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Case DetailsCase Name: Tachograph Falsification and Driver’s Hours Offences – HGV Driver Avoids Imprisonment
Case Date: October 2017
Case Type (info): Magistrates Court