Regulators launch consultation on professional driver conduct guidance

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On 29 May the Senior Traffic Commissioner for Great Britain called for a review of guidance on the conduct of drivers.

The consultation proposes a number of changes to the current statutory document for vocational licence holders, including the starting points at which action is taken against professional drivers, the cases involving Armed Service Personnel, as well as an examination of case examples concerning how drivers are dealt with.

Senior Traffic Commissioner for Great Britain, Richard Turfitt, said: “Our aim is to provide clear guidance and continue to improve transparency in the way we come to our decisions.

“Without a framework, we would not be in a position to ensure consistent and fair regulation of the transport industry or to continue to modernise the licensing regime.

“I encourage professional drivers and their employees, as well as our other key stakeholders, to review our proposals and give us feedback on the intended changes.”