Lorry drivers face £130 fine if their vehicle doesn’t meet Direct Vision Standard
It has long been known that hauliers face fines £550 from March 1st if their vehicles do not meet Direct Vision Standard. However, it has now emerged that lorry drivers will also be fined £130 for the same offence.
Duncan Buchanan, Policy Director of the Road Haulage Association, tweeted yesterday that the RHA had asked Transport for London to scrap the plan to fine drivers. However, at the time of writing, there has been no change in policy.
Buchanan has described the driver penalties as “shameful”.
Driver fines are £130. @RHANews asked @TfL to drop driver fines but @TfL refused. @SadiqKhan @Heidi_LDN do you think it’s fair that a driver doing an essential job can get fined over your permit system they have no responsibility for? Shameful. @39lwhite @rbtsteve @tweetpasky https://t.co/pUOnqralkV pic.twitter.com/4MHXIA7IVS
— Duncan Buchanan (@RHADuncanB) February 13, 2021
Just under a month ago, Transport for London announced that HGV operators who apply for the Direct Vision Standard but haven’t received their official confirmation by March 1st will be put on an “allow list” and shall not be charged for 90 days.
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