Tachograph Offences

A tachograph must be fitted to particular classes of vehicles, namely public service vehicles (vehicles which can carry over 12 persons and buses) and heavy goods vehicles over 7.5 tonnes. It is a device which monitors and records key aspects of the activities of the vehicle and driver including distance travelled, speed and driving time.

The device is best known for monitoring a driver’s time at the wheel and rest breaks – activities strictly governed by law.

A charge arising from tachograph offences can be brought against the individual driver and / or against the operator with significant penalties if a guilty verdict is reached. An individual for example can face maximum penalties of 2 years in prison or an unlimited fine; for an operator, the fine can be up to £50,000.

With charges ranging from driver’s hours offences to failure to fit a tachograph and fraud, defending a tachograph offence charge can be a complex matter and one which will require a high level of specialist support to have any chance of success.

Whether you are an operator or an individual driver facing a tachograph offence prosecution, our specialist road traffic lawyers will offer expert advice on your position and the best course of action to defend your case.


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