Court Report Apr-May 21

Driver Had No Sufficient Daily Rest

A County Tyrone driver was convicted at Ballymena Magistrates’ Court and fined a total of £600 plus a £15 offender levy.

DVA Enforcement Officers stopped a Volvo 3 axle articulated unit in combination with a 3 axle Transport Engineering trailer in the Larne area. During an examination of the vehicle’s tachograph data it was noted that the vehicle had been driven on 3 occasions without the driver taking sufficient daily rest.

 

£800 Fine for Tachograph Offences

A County Antrim operator has been convicted at Ballymena Magistrates’ Court and fined a total of £800 plus a £15 offender levy.

The conviction arose when DVA Enforcement Officers stopped a 3 + 3 axle Scania articulated goods vehicle in the Larne area.

During an examination of the vehicle’s tachograph data it was noted that the driver card download hadn`t been completed for 99 calendar days – 71 days outside the required 28 day limit – and the tachograph unit for 159 calendar days, 69 days outside the required 90 day limit as specified in EU requirements

 

Produced Fraudulent Driver Card

A County Tyrone operator was convicted at Ballymena Magistrates’ Court and fined a total of £900 plus a £15 offender levy.

DVA Enforcement Officers stopped a 3 + 3 axle Scania articulated goods vehicle at The Harbour highway, Larne.

Initially the card produced by the driver was identified as
being fraudulent. During an analysis of the driver’s own digital tachograph data several offences were identified and in addition the vehicle was not specified on the operator’s licence.

As the operator address was outside the UK, three Court Deposits totalling £900 were issued at the roadside.

 

Failed to Download Tachograph Data

A County Antrim operator has been convicted at Belfast Magistrates’ Court and fined a total of £500 plus £15 offender levy.

The conviction arose when DVA Enforcement Officers stopped a 3 + 3 axle articulated heavy goods vehicle in the Belfast area for the purposes of an examination.

During an examination of the tachograph it was identified that the tachograph data hadn`t been downloaded for 296 calendar days, 206 days outside the required 90 day EU requirement.

 

Didn’t Take Sufficient Daily Rest Periods

A County Tyrone driver was convicted at Ballymena Magistrates’ Court and fined a total of £600 plus a £15 offender levy after DVA Enforcement Officers stopped a Volvo FH 3 + 3 axle articulated heavy goods vehicle in the Larne area for the purposes of an inspection.

During an examination of the vehicle’s tachograph data it was noted that the vehicle had failed to take sufficient daily rest on three separate occasions and that the vehicle had also been driven without a proper tachograph card inserted.

 

Fined for Tachograph Offences

A County Londonderry Operator was convicted at Ballymena Magistrates’ Court and fined a total of £400 plus a £15 offender levy.

The conviction arose when DVA Enforcement Officers stopped a 3 axle articulated goods vehicle in combination with a 3 axle trailer in the Larne area for the purposes of an inspection. An analysis of the vehicle’s tachograph identified that it hadn`t been downloaded in 178 days, 88 days outside the 90 day EU requirement.

Officers also identified that the driver’s digital smartcard had not been downloaded in 37 days, 9 days outside the 28 day EU requirement.