Senior traffic commissioner (TC) Beverley Bell has welcomed the DfT pledge to make greater use of the Compliance Forum in influencing Vosa enforcement policy. Regarding the Work of the Vehicle Operating Standards Agency report and last week’s government response, she said: “TCs will consider carefully the government’s response to the Transport Select Committee report but we are pleased to note that the Compliance Forum is recognised as a means by which the senior TC, along with other stakeholders, can influence […]
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) – also still known separately as the Driving Standards Agency and Vosa – has said it is not surprised that under 10% of respondents to its recent Driver CPC consultation felt the new qualification had significantly improved road safety.
Traffic congestion in London appears to be getting inexorably worse despite the London Congestion Charge, according to a new report.
In his introduction to Vosa’s recently published 2012/13 business plan, chief executive Alastair Peoples promises the agency’s focus will be “on balancing ‘regulatory’ enforcement interventions with education initiatives to empower the industry to increasingly manage [its] own compliance”. To the glass half empty contingent, this could sound like an alarming budget-driven reduction in enforcement effort just at a time when wafer thin margins must be tempting some cash-strapped operators to cut maintenance budgets and put pressure on drivers to bend […]