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What are tachograph Offences?

What are tachograph Offences?

Using a Driver’s card belonging to another By driving using another person’s tachograph card, a driver is creating a false record. The DVSA / VOSA will want to investigate why the other card was used, and how it was obtained. This offence can carry up to two years in prison.

How long do tacho infringements last?

How long do tacho infringements last? If you’re wondering how long tacho infringements last, the straight answer is that there is no limit, and as stated above; driver hours offences can be investigated for up to 6 months. There are however different levels of infringements, where a level 5 infringement is the highest.

What are the tachograph rules?

General working and rest time rules The maximum working time in a week is 60 hours, and the average maximum working time over a period of 16 weeks cannot exceed 48 hours. All breaks must take place after at least 6 hours with the following times: 30 minutes after 6 hours.

How long can you drive with a faulty tachograph?

It is possible to drive up to 56 hours between weekly rest periods.

What are the fines for using a tachograph?

1 Failure to observe driving time, break of rest period rules: Fine upto £2,500 (level 4) 2 Failure to make or keep records under the GB domestic rules: Fine upto £2500 (level 4) 3 Failure to install a tachograph: Fine upto £5000 (level 5) 4 Failure to use a tachograph: Fine upto £5000 (level 5)

What does a digital tachograph do for a bus driver?

A Digital Tachograph is an electronic system for recording driving a nd rest times for drivers and co -drivers (crew members) of buses, coaches and trucks that are driven under EC drivers’ hours rules.

When do you need a digital tachograph in the UK?

Vehicles registered on or after 1 st May 2006 must be fitted with a digital Tachograph. Vehicles registered before can be fitted with digital or analogue equipment. What Are The Rules For Drivers Hours? A maximum of 9 hours driving a day can be completed with a mandatory 45 minute break every 4.5 hours.

How long do you have to rectify a tachograph offence?

May be issued for a variety of infringements that do not pose immediate threat but must be rectified within a 21 day period, failure to do so could lead to further action including prosecution. Prohibition. Drivers’ hours and Tachograph rule breaches often lead to prohibition.