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Four hit on tachos

25th April 1991, Page 23
25th April 1991
Page 23
Page 23, 25th April 1991 — Four hit on tachos
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• Drivers hours and tachograph offences cost four drivers employed by William West (Ilkeston) 2.1,040 when they appeared before the Middleton, North Manchester magistrates.

The company was accused of seven offences including failing to ensure drivers used tachograph charts and permitting a driver to exceed 41 hours driving without a 45-minute break.

Jonathan Lawton, defending, argued that the summonses were defective as they did not specify a particular date or driver.

For the prosecution, Michael Church-Taylor said that the summonses could not say on which day a vehicle had been driven: all that was known was that between certain dates a vehicle had travelled a certain distance for which there was no tachograph chart, but the corn pany could identify the driver.

The magistrates found the charges to have been properly drafted. They adjourned the case against the company for 14 days after Lawton said that he understood the prosecution was going to produce a large number of tachograph charts which he had not seen.

Church-Taylor said that the four drivers had all said that they had not been given any instructions about the use of tachographs and the hours rules.

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