DVSA remote enforcement update

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The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is set to introduce its Remote Enforcement (RE) strategy following a 12-month trial in the Western Traffic Area.

RE was developed to help streamline the process between a DVSA Examiner visiting an operator’s premises in a targeted check, and bringing them to a Public Inquiry. It enables information requested by the agency to be sent to its office, rather than have an examiner attend an operator’s premises.

A DVSA spokesman said: “The trial has been a success. We are now working on plans for a full roll out and will announce further details in due course.”??According to the Office of the Traffic Commissioner (TC) Sarah Bell and Kevin Rooney, who lead on enforcement matters, have prioritised providing support to the DVSA’s REO trial during 2014.

At a recent stakeholder event, Miss Bell discussed ongoing work that she and her colleague, Kevin Rooney, are engaged in with the DVSA. Miss Bell and Mr Rooney lead on enforcement matters on behalf of TC and have examined a number of priorities with the agency for 2014, including providing support to the DVSA’s Remote Enforcement Office trial. Miss Bell updated the audience on the recent trial.

A spokesperson for the Office of the TC told CBW: “With respect to any announcements about the future of the scheme, this is a matter for the DVSA.”