Extension of drivers’ hours raises risk of prosecution for dangerous driving, lawyer warns


 

Extending drivers hours could leave hauliers and their drivers at risk of being prosecuted for dangerous driving, according to a transport lawyer. Vikki Woodfine, partner and head of road transport at solicitors DWF, joined many others from the industry in criticising the government’s decision to relax drivers’ hours in response to a significant shortage of staff in the industry. Woodfine said the move undermined the importance of drivers’ hours rules and could expose transport companies to significant risk. She said: […]