Cabotage: Fines

Department for Transport written question – answered on 18th September 2017.

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Photo of Charlie Elphicke Charlie Elphicke Conservative, Dover

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many fines have been (a) issued and (b) paid for breaches of cabotage and combined transport rules in each of the last five years for which data is available.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency issues fines, known as ‘fixed penalties’, for breaches of cabotage and combined transport rules.

The number of fixed penalties issued for breaches of cabotage and combined transport rules in each of the last five years is:

Year

Number of fines (fixed penalties) issued

2012

235

2013

281

2014

299

2015

517

2016

313

A cabotage offence is against the operator of a vehicle, not the driver, and can only be issued to non-GB operators.

The number of fixed penalties paid for breaches of cabotage and combined transport rules in each of the last five years is:

Year

Number of fines (fixed penalties) paid

2012

154

2013

125

2014

151

2015

273

2016

162

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