Back in March, we told you about a THINK! campaign highlighting new penalties for drivers caught using a handheld mobile phone while driving. Ultimately, you can’t concentrate on the road and use your mobile phone at the same time. So, please THINK! and put your phone away while driving.
Advice and guidance for truck, bus and van drivers.
From 1 March 2017, the penalties for drivers caught using a hand-held mobile phone while driving doubled – to 6 points and a £200 fine.
It’s been a while since we last spoke about earned recognition on the blog. So I thought it would be useful to let you know what’s been happening and what we’ve got planned over the next few months.
Most operators are well aware of who the traffic commissioners are. But what happens when professional drivers get it wrong?
In this guest blog, THINK! talks about their new cycle safety campaign. The campaign is encouraging lorry drivers to take the extra time to look out for cyclists.
A recent case before the Traffic Commissioner shows how the consequences of failing to monitor and record a driver’s working hours can have a dramatic impact on an operator’s business, as well as the driver’s livelihood.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has published new guidance on fitting side guards, which are also known as lateral protection devices (LPDs).
Keeping your business on the road is always challenging and particularly so during winter when severe weather could strike at any time.
DVSA has joined in a partnership with Transport for London, Metropolitan Police and City of London Police with the aim of reducing the number of unsafe lorry drivers and operators on London’s roads.
Based on research undertaken with people who use The Highway Code, DVSA has made it easier to use and share from GOV.UK. This will improve people's knowledge and change their behaviour on the road for the better and, hopefully, for life.