Court Report Feb-Mar 21

Tachograph and Road User Levy Offences

A Republic of Ireland haulage driver was convicted at Banbridge Magistrates’ Court and fined a total of £885 plus a £15 offender levy on a series of offences. 

The conviction arose when DVA Enforcement Officers stopped a large goods vehicle in the Loughbrickland area. 

During an examination of the vehicle’s tachograph data it was noted that the vehicle been driven on 3 occasions with no driver’s card inserted and that there had been a failure to download relevant data from a driver card. 

In addition the vehicle did not have a valid road user levy in place for the vehicle’s journey to Northern Ireland. As the driver was unable to provide a UK address, a court deposit totalling £900 was taken at the roadside.

 

Fined for Tachograph Offences

Another driver from the Republic of Ireland has been convicted at Enniskillen Magistrates’ Court and fined a total of £750 plus a £15 offender levy. 

The conviction arose when DVA Enforcement Officers stopped a 2 axle Volvo articulated unit in combination with a 3 axle Wilcox trailer in the Enniskillen area. 

During an examination of the vehicle’s tachograph data the vehicle was found to have been driven on 3 occasions with no drivers card inserted.

As the driver was unable to provide a UK address, a court deposit totalling £900 was taken at the roadside.