HGV driver with expired licence to be prosecuted after ignoring DVSA prohibition
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In its latest activity update on Twitter, the DVSA Enforcement team has told of how it caught an HGV driver with an expired licence, only to later learn the new driver ordered to cover for him had allowed him behind the wheel of the truck again.
According to the DVSA, an HGV was removed from the road network at Beattock in Scotland due to its driver having an expired licence.
Another lorry driver then took over, but was later spotted handing back the driver’s seat to the driver with the expired licence.
The DVSA then made contact made with its Todhills team, resulting in the lorry being intercepted and the driver being reported for prosecution.
The images uploaded by the DVSA Enforcement team show that the driver will be prosecuted for both driving a vehicle without the appropriate entitlement, and failure to comply with a prohibition.
#HGV removed from the road network at #Beatock,driver had an expired licence🚫
Another driver took over,but was spotted handing HGV over to the driver again🤔
Contact made with our #Todhills team,vehicle intercepted & driver reported for prosecution✍️#Immobilised⛓#TeamWork🤝 pic.twitter.com/R0i0h9QRBU
— DVSA Enforcement (@DVSAEnforcement) August 9, 2022