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Archive: Driver Conduct Hearings

Another Driver Avoids Revocation After Bridge Strike. 

Barrister. Helen Newbold, represented this driver at his driver conduct hearing following a bridge strike during which his vehicle became wedged. The Traffic Commissioners’ starting point for such an incident is a revocation of their professional licence and a 6 month disqualification. Conjoined with a hearing for the operator Helen […]

Driver Conduct Hearings Comments Off on Another Driver Avoids Revocation After Bridge Strike. 
Driver Avoids Disqualification After Bridge strike

Helen Newbold, Barrister, represented this driver who was called in front of the Traffic Commissioner following a bridge strike on a Network Rail bridge. The Traffic Commissioners’ starting point for such an incident is a revocation of their professional licence and a 6 month disqualification. Taking the driver through the […]

Driver Conduct Hearings Comments Off on Driver Avoids Disqualification After Bridge strike
Immediate Restoration of LGV Entitlements Following Totting up Disqualification

  This driver was called to a Driver Conduct Hearing following a totting up disqualification. The Driver was represented by Millicent Dooher, who made an application for this to be heard as soon as possible due to the expiry of the totting up disqualification. The Traffic Commissioner agreed to deal […]

Driver Conduct Hearings Comments Off on Immediate Restoration of LGV Entitlements Following Totting up Disqualification
Driver Avoids Suspension for Bridge Strike

A driver was called before the Traffic Commissioner following a bridge strike whilst driving their LGV. Represented by Lisa Lyden-Cowan, the driver gave their explanation and mitigation was put forward to the Traffic Commissioner on the driver’s behalf.   The Statutory Guidance indicates the starting point for a bridge strike is […]

Driver Conduct Hearings Comments Off on Driver Avoids Suspension for Bridge Strike
Driver Escapes with 2 Week Suspension for Use of a mobile phone whilst driving and speeding in a commercial vehicle

A driver who had one conviction for using a mobile phone whilst driving their personal car and one conviction for speeding in a commercial vehicle was called to a driver conduct hearing facing a starting point of a 6 weeks’ suspension to their vocational licence.  Represented by Lisa Lyden-Cowan, the […]

Driver Conduct Hearings Comments Off on Driver Escapes with 2 Week Suspension for Use of a mobile phone whilst driving and speeding in a commercial vehicle
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

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