DVSA: Changes to Fines | AIM Members’ Meeting

DVSA: Changes to Fines

Currently, the DVSA issue fines related to commercial driving offences committed that day or on-going, but they will be extending the time period to cover offences committed in the previous 28 days.

From Monday 5th March 2018, DVSA traffic examiners will start issuing on-the-spot fines for any drivers’ hours offences committed in the last 28 days, whether or not the offences took place in Great Britain.

In a single roadside check, the examiner can issue fines for up to 5 drivers’ hours offences. With each offence carrying a penalty of up to £300, that’s a potential £1500 in fines in one check, (just for drivers’ hours offences).

This change will allow the DVSA to better enforce the rules regarding weekly rest, which were introduced in November 2017.

The rules will also apply to drivers who don’t live in Great Britain. However, they’ll need to pay any fines immediately. DVSA will immobilise their vehicle until they pay.

More information can be found on www.gov.uk


AIM Members’ Meeting

All AIM Members are invited to attend a members’ meeting at the AIM office on Tuesday 27th March.

This meeting will give members the opportunity to network as well as vote on any relevant policy changes proposed by the Directors during their meeting on 27th February.

For more information, please contact Scott Rust on 0208 892 0369.




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COVID-19 Statement

Although there is no rule to prevent them from doing so, not all removals businesses are working during the Coronavirus measures advised by the Government.

Those that are working have been provided with clear guidelines by the Government and supported by AIM, with safe working procedures, specific documents and frequent information updates.

Removals firms

Removal firms are able to operate and should follow the latest government guidance on safer working. Where moves are carried out, social distancing should be followed.
Companies should ensure employees understand how to operate safely and communicate this to customers.

  • Removers should contact the household in advance to check that no member of the household is showing symptoms of coronavirus or self-isolating. If they are, works should be delayed.
  • They should also encourage households to ensure all internal doors are open and surfaces and possessions have been cleaned with household cleaning products prior to them entering the property.
  • No work should be carried out by a person who has coronavirus symptoms, however mild.
  • Removers should wash their hands on entering the property using separate towels of paper towels which need to be washed or disposed of safely after use.
  • Removers should seek to minimise contact with homeowners and remain 2 metres apart from householders at all times.
  • Removers should implement a buddy system and ensure that the same people work together when moving bulky items and furniture.
  • Removers should bring their own refreshments but you should ensure they have access to hand washing facilities, using separate towels or paper towels if possible,
    which should be washed or disposed of safely afterwards.