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n Am I wrong in thinking that an ownerIA. driver

8th May 1970, Page 73
8th May 1970
Page 73
Page 73, 8th May 1970 — n Am I wrong in thinking that an ownerIA. driver
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or an employee who is driving an hgv which is insured for business, private and pleasure use, may drive the vehicle after his "on-duty hours" for any length of time without keeping records'

Can the driver book off wherever he is when his hours are up and then drive the vehicle anywhere—even to his home base— for pleasure?

AAn owner-driver may drive his vehicle for pleasure after completing his maximum on-duty period in any working day,

There is no possibility of him being able to book off when his time is up, if away from home, and then count the remainder of the journey home as pleasure driving because he would still be doing work in connection with his trade or business. The same applies to an employee-driver before he starts his day's work and after finishing.

The expression "driving for pleasure" cannot be interpreted in such a way as to fiddle extra time to get vehicles back to base after the driver's maximum time is expired.

Records of genuine off-duty pleasure driving are not required.


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