Court Report Sept-Oct 21

Failed to Take Daily Rest

A County Antrim operator was convicted at Antrim Magistrates’ Court and fined a total of £2,750 after DVA Enforcement Officers stopped a DAF 3 + 3 axle articulated goods vehicle in the Larne area.

Analysis of the tachograph identified a number of tachograph offences including the driver failing to take the required daily rest and driving on four occasions without the appropriate digital driver’s card inserted.

In addition the driver was unable to produce his Certificate of Professional Competence licence.

 

£1,000 fine on Tachograph Charges 

A County Fermanagh operator has been fined a total of £1000 at Laganside Magistrates’ Court in Belfast. 

The conviction arose when DVA Enforcement Officers stopped a Mercedes3 + 3 axle articulated goods vehicle and asked the driver to produce his digital tachograph records for the purposes of an examination. 

Analysis of the vehicle’s tachograph and driver’s digital card revealed that he had been driving on six separate dates without a digital tachograph card inserted.

 

Card Not Inserted for 25 Days

A County Antrim driver was convicted at Ballymena Magistrates’ Court and fined a total of £300. 

The conviction arose when DVA Enforcement Officers stopped a Volvo 3 axle articulated goods vehicle. 

Analysis of the driver’s digital card and tachograph revealed the vehicle had been driven without a card inserted in the recording equipment over 25 days. 

 

Fraudulent Use of Tacho Cards

A County Tyrone driver has been convicted at Ballymena Magistrates’ Court and fined a total of £750. 

The conviction arose when DVA Enforcement Officers stopped and examined a Volvo 3 axle rigid goods vehicle drawing a 3 axle trailer. 

An initial analysis of the vehicle’s tachograph indicated that there had been two driver cards fraudulently used by the same driver in order to disguise the fact that statutory breaks had not been taken. 

 

Fermanagh Operator Lands Big Fine at Ballymena Court

A County Fermanagh Operator has been convicted at Ballymena Magistrates’ Court and fined a total of £3,200. 

The conviction arose when DVA Enforcement Officers requested tachograph data from a company in relation to nine vehicles in their possession. 

A detailed analysis of the data revealed a number of EU drivers hours infringement including a failure to download driver’s cards, driving without a card inserted and failure to produce record sheets.

 

No Daily Read Leads to Court

A County Antrim Driver was convicted at Ballymena Magistrates’ Court and fined a total of £600. 

The conviction arose when DVA Enforcement Officers stopped a Volvo3 + 3 axle articulated goods vehicle.

Analysis of the driver’s digital tachograph card revealed that he had failed to take the required daily rest.