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Category: Driver Conduct Hearings

Using a Mobile Phone at the Wheel – DPP v Ramsey Barretto Judgement

The Appellant in this case was caught using a mobile telephone to film an accident as he was driving past. The High Court held that for the purposes of a prosecution under Section 41D of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and Regulation 110 of the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) […]

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HGV Drivers, Mobile Phones & the Traffic Commissioner – 5 Things You Need to Know

Using a phone behind the wheel is a serious offence, and more so for truck drivers. Below are 5 things all HGV drivers, operators and Transport Managers need to know:   1) Committing this Offence is Easier than You Might Think As a professional driver you will almost certainly know […]

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Driver Conduct Hearings: 7 Frequently Asked Questions

  Every day across Britain, a small number of truck and bus drivers will find letters on their doormats from the Traffic Commissioner calling them to attend a driver conduct hearing. To some it will be expected, to others it will come as a complete surprise. Whatever the circumstances, it […]

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Mobile Telephones, Public Inquiries, & Driver Conduct Hearings

  The Government has recently publicised its intention to impose greater penalties on drivers who are caught using hand-held mobile telephones. It should not be forgotten, however, that the Senior Traffic Commissioner has made it absolutely clear that it is unacceptable for vocational licence holders to use hand-held mobile phones […]

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