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The law and EU drivers

EU drivers' hours: 56 hour weekly driving timeEU rules governing driver hours only apply to most heavy commercial vehicles over 3.5 tonnes. They cover...

The law and tachographs

The majority of heavy commercial vehicles over 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight must be fitted with an EU-approved tachograph.This can include vans such as...

Small businesses open to duty of care prosecution

A new travel survey by National Car Rental reveals that small businesses overlook checks on private cars used for business.

The law and smoking in vehicles: Northern Ireland

Smoking: banned from most business vehiclesThe Smoking (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 becomes law from 30 April 2007.It is similar to the Health Act in...

The law and smoking in vehicles: Wales

Smoking: banned from most business vehiclesThe National Assembly for Wales has passed its no-smoking Health Act. It becomes law from 02 April 2007.The Health...

The law and smoking in vehicles: England

Smoking: banned from most business vehiclesThe Health Act became law in England from 01 July 2007.It is similar to the Health Act in Wales...

The law and speed limiters on vans

Many vans over 3.5 tonnes now need limitersFrom 01 January 2007 all vans over 3500kg with Euro III engines must now have speed limiters...

The law and driver licence checking

Check licences: and keep an audit trailWhen was the last time you checked your employees' driving licences?It's worth keeping track: a survey by...

The law and drink driving

Drinking and driving: limit of 80mg alcoholThe government is cracking down on drink driving.It has increased the maximum penalty for "causing death by careless...

The law and smoking in vehicles: Scotland

In Scotland smoking is an offence in vansIn Scotland it is illegal to smoke in commercial vehicles.The Smoking, Health and Social Care Bill...

The law and seatbelt usage in cars and vans

Van drivers: seat belts compulsoryIt is compulsory for all drivers and front-seat passengers to wear seatbelts.And for back-seat passengers to wear seatbelts where available.Other...

Corporate Manslaughter – affects small businesses, too

Ensure you have a risk management planAlthough the government has yet to decide on a definite date for its introduction, the draft Corporate Manslaughter...

The law and tiredness at the wheel

Relax: take a break from driving every two hoursSeven deaths a week are caused by driver tiredness, says the Department of Transport.Tiredness behind...
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