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Archive: Driver Conduct Hearings

After 10 False Record Offences Driver Escapes with Formal Warning from the Traffic Commissioner.

This driver, represented before the Traffic Commissioner by barrister, Millicent Dooher, was facing, according to the guidelines, at least a 12-month disqualification and revocation of his vocational entitlements for 10 offences of making a false record by removing his tachograph card whilst driving. This driver was also before the Traffic […]

Driver Conduct Hearings Comments Off on After 10 False Record Offences Driver Escapes with Formal Warning from the Traffic Commissioner.
SBC Represent Ten Drivers at Driver Conduct Hearing – All Dealt with Below Recommended Starting Point.

SBC were approached to represent ten drivers from the same company who were to be dealt with at a Driver Conduct Hearing for assorted tachograph breaches including card pulling. Barristers Helen Newbold and Millicent Dooher represented the drivers, many of whom were looking at long suspensions or revocation of their […]

Driver Conduct Hearings Comments Off on SBC Represent Ten Drivers at Driver Conduct Hearing – All Dealt with Below Recommended Starting Point.
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 […]

Driver Conduct Hearings Comments Off on Bridge Strike – Driver Spared Revocation
Using a Mobile Phone GPS in an LGV- Driver escapes with 1-week suspension at Driver Conduct Hearing

This driver was represented by Millicent Dooher, barrister, having been observed using his mobile telephone whilst behind the wheel of an LGV. It was the Driver’s case that he was using the GPS only. By bringing the most recent cases on mobile telephone use in vehicles to the attention of […]

Driver Conduct Hearings Comments Off on Using a Mobile Phone GPS in an LGV- Driver escapes with 1-week suspension at Driver Conduct Hearing
Driver Convicted of Mobile Phone Offence and Speeding Given a Written Warning at Driver Conduct Hearing

Barrister, Millicent Dooher, represented this driver after he was called in following a conviction for a mobile telephone offence and a speeding offence in an LGV. The Traffic Commissioner accepted that the Driver understood the severity of his actions and was pleased the Driver had acquired legal assistance. Given the […]

Driver Conduct Hearings Comments Off on Driver Convicted of Mobile Phone Offence and Speeding Given a Written Warning at Driver Conduct Hearing
The Wheel on the Bus Didn’t go Round and Round – It Came Off! Driver Escapes with Written Warning.

The PSV driver was represented by Millicent Dooher, barrister, at the Driver Conduct Hearing after the wheel had come off the double decker school bus the driver was driving. Plainly in cases such as these some of the blame lay with others but the driver’s walkround is the last line […]

Driver Conduct Hearings Comments Off on The Wheel on the Bus Didn’t go Round and Round – It Came Off! Driver Escapes with Written Warning.
4-Week Suspension for LGV Driver Who Received 8 Fixed Penalty Notices from the DVSA

Millicent Dooher represented the driver at the Driver Conduct Hearing after the driver had received 8 Fixed Penalty Notices from the DVSA. The Traffic Commissioner was persuaded that the driver had made drastic improvements from the time the penalties were issued, and as such reduced the suspension length to 4-weeks. […]

Driver Conduct Hearings Comments Off on 4-Week Suspension for LGV Driver Who Received 8 Fixed Penalty Notices from the DVSA
Two Week Suspension From Traffic Commissioner for LGV Driver After Guilty Plea to Two Mobile Phone Offences.

Millicent Dooher, barrister, represented the driver at the Driver Conduct Hearing, after the driver had pleaded guilty on a Single Justice Procedure Notice to two offences of driving whilst using a mobile phone. As a result of the conviction, the driver received 6 penalty points and a fine. Owing to […]

Driver Conduct Hearings Comments Off on Two Week Suspension From Traffic Commissioner for LGV Driver After Guilty Plea to Two Mobile Phone Offences.
Good Result for Speeding HGV Driver at Driver Conduct Hearing

Our solicitor Laura Newton represented a driver who had committed 2 speeding offences in a company HGV, both times travelling at 55mph in a 40mph area. He was called to a driver conduct hearing before the Traffic Commissioner. Although the Statutory Document suggests a 6 week suspension, the Traffic Commissioner, […]

Driver Conduct Hearings Comments Off on Good Result for Speeding HGV Driver at Driver Conduct Hearing
Using Phone Behind the Wheel – Suspension Reduced from Starting Point at Driver Conduct Hearing

This driver, represented at the driver conduct hearing by barrister, Harry Bowyer, pleaded guilty when the Single Justice Procedure Notice arrived after he was caught using his mobile whilst driving an HGV. As a result of this conviction and the 6 penalty points accrued as a result the driver was […]

Driver Conduct Hearings Comments Off on Using Phone Behind the Wheel – Suspension Reduced from Starting Point at Driver Conduct Hearing

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