Road Traffic Offences: Prosecutions

Department for Transport written question – answered on 15th December 2015.

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Photo of Charlotte Leslie Charlotte Leslie Conservative, Bristol North West

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many prosecutions there have been for tachograph violations in each year since 2010.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency takes non-compliance with drivers hour's regulations very seriously and deals appropriately with anyone who attempts to undermine public safety by not taking the required breaks. This includes taking prohibition and prosecution action.

DVSA is determined to tackle the small minority of operators and drivers who choose to break the rules, and it has effective measures in place to catch offenders quickly.

DVSA carry out investigations based on intelligence and information from the public and the haulage industry, as well as conducting checks across the strategic road network, using technology such as ANPR cameras, as well as enforcement officers at the roadside and at DVSA check sites

The figures below show the amount of prosecutions for tachograph violations in each year since 2010, with figures also included for 2008/09 and 2009/10 to provide context.

Heavy Goods Vehicle

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

Drivers Hours

3,913

2,717

2,211

2,346

2,130

2,219

1,518

Tacho records

2,046

1,391

1,153

1,619

1,664

1,831

1,343

Public Service Vehicle

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

Drivers Hours

326

107

87

458

293

119

149

Tacho records

219

122

58

409

218

106

148

Light Goods Vehicle

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

Drivers Hours

38

23

43

25

15

35

33

Tacho records

20

19

25

15

13

6

20

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