Drivers' hours plea fails
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THE Queens Bench divisional court last week
dismissed an appeal by Dixon Bool Transport Ltd., of Collingdon Road, West Dock, Cardiff, against conviction by a Cardiff magistrate of permitting one of its drivers to drive for more than 12 hours in a period of 24 hours. The company was fined £2 and ordered to pay £1 Is. costs.
Lord Parker (the Lord Chief Justice), sitting with Lord Justice Salmon and Mr. Justice Widgery, said evidence was given that the driver had kept a record showing that on a day in September 1965 he drove for 12 hours 50 minutes. The magistrate rejected a submission that there was no case for the company to answer and when it called no evidence in its defence he convicted it.
"Although it was a thin case there was a case to answer and the magistrate was perfectly right,' said Lord Parker.
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