German police catch record-breaking trucker: 111 violations of work and rest time
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During a police inspection conducted last week in the Dortmund area, a lorry driver was found to have committed a record-breaking number of driving and rest time offences.
The driver, who had travelled from the Netherlands, was pulled over by German police officers on the B7 federal road in Brilon (North Rhine-Westphalia) on Wednesday morning.
During the inspection, police officers found that the 22-year-old driver from the Netherlands had committed as many as 111 breaches of work and rest time regulations in the last 57 days, reports the local newspaper Westfalen Post.
The man had to pay a three-digit security deposit towards the fine (the exact amount was not stated). In addition, the driver had to pay a four-digit deposit on the fine for his freight forwarder.
Police checks on drivers’ working and rest times have been organised regularly in North Rhine-Westphalia since 4 November this year, police officers caught a driver who had spent 18 hours at the wheel of his truck without a break.
Photo credit @ Polizei Bayern