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OTC does work hard to comply with the Code but simpler guidance would be welcome

March 20, 2020 Admin Support

We are well aware of the distinction between the Office of the Traffic Commissioner (OTC) and the DVSA. However, the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006 and the relevant statutory instruments from which the Code derives, expressly relates to both institutions and, in the constraints of a short article, we have approached both in the way that we have to seek brevity.

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TCs and DVSA falling short of compliance with Regulators’ Code

March 12, 2020 Admin Support

Regulators of any function – be it regulating the road transport industry, medicines, the protection of animals or even water – must regulate for the protection of the vulnerable and with consideration for environmental or social impacts, as well as any other objectives. They must also, however, regulate with consideration for the Regulators’ Code as set out by parliament.

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Digital innovations on the road ahead in 2020

February 16, 2020 Admin Support

New technologies are accelerating the pace of change for businesses across Europe, with many businesses unsure how developments in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, data analytics and other innovations will impact their operations in 2020.

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Mobile phone laws affect both drivers and operators

January 16, 2020 Admin Support

The current rules for HGV drivers when it comes using a hand-held mobile phone are exactly the same as those for drivers of any other type of vehicle. However, enforcement is typically more stringent for commercial drivers, with increasingly creative strategies being developed by police to catch offenders – including a recent operation using unmarked HGVs for surveillance.