A total of 8,444 HGVs and 310 PSVs were stopped for Driver CPC enforcement purposes from 10 September to 16 October, according to DVSA.

This saw 196 Driver CPC offences recorded and 113 fixed penalties issued. Of these penalties, 106 related to “Driver CPC – no evidence of training or exemption”. The remainder concerned “no initial or periodic training”. The majority of infringements related to HGVs, with just eight of the 113 offences recorded against PSVs.

UK resident drivers attracted 74 fixed penalties, while non-UK residents netted 39 penalties. These comprised 32 fixed penalty deposit notices and seven court deposit notices.

While most EU member states now have Driver CPC in place, there are a handful of exceptions working to a 10 September 2016 deadline. These are Germany, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Portugal (for those over 50 years old), Belgium, Spain (specific to particular licences), Sweden and Norway (those with a current licence expiry date of 2018).

In a separate move the DVSA revealed that from 1 April to 16 October, 35 Driver CPC offences had been taken to court, with 47 defendants – operators and drivers –involved. Of those that have been dealt with in court, the average fine was £366, with costs averaging £214 on top.