Statistics from April 2012 to March 2013 have revealed that VOSA issued 45 graduated fixed penalties to drivers who were found to have no evidence of driver CPC training or exemption. The current graduated fixed penalty for a driver CPC offense is £30.00.
VOSA issued 41 of those roadside penalties to LGV drivers, with the remaining 4 to bus and coach drivers. 38 of those fined drivers were British and classed as ‘new’ drivers who had failed to complete their initial CPC training.
Within the same year, the government agency also prosecuted for driver CPC offenses:
• A driver in the Bristol area (£173.00) and the operator (£989.00)
• A driver in Wales (£356.00)
• A driver in London (£516.00)
VOSA has also confirmed that graduated fixed penalties will result in 25 points being added to the operator’s compliance risk score (OCRS). Additionally, if a driver is prosecuted, the points would increase to 50. In incidents where the operator is prosecuted, they would receive 100 points plus an additional 500 points and a red rated OCRS.
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Story kindly shared by The Association of Trainers.