Detecting tachograph violations is getting easier.
The DVSA are trialling remote tachograph sensing equipment to make it easier to detect drivers and operators who are breaking drivers’ hours rules, which has the potential to be dangerous to road users.
Most operators do follow the rules, but the DVSA are still finding offences at the roadside.
They are exploring this new technology to help keep Britain’s roads safe. It will mean they can identify many kinds of tachograph violations when travelling alongside vehicles, or from the roadside.
If you are a driver, make sure you:
- understand your responsibilities as a driver
- check your tachograph is working properly before you set off
- take adequate rest
- correctly record your driving time and rest on your tachograph
If you are a HGV, PSV or LGV operator who has to follow drivers’ hours rules, make sure you:
- understand your responsibilities as an operator
- maintain tachograph equipment
- know how to adequately schedule driver’s activities
- regularly check your driver’s compliance
- listen and respond to any drivers’ hours concerns raised by your drivers
If you commit a tachograph violation, it’s now easier for the DVSA to find you!