Traffic Law Enforcement

The information contained within these serious of pages will give you a better understanding of Law Enforcement from a Transport & Logistics perspective. 

Court Hearings

If charged with Transport related offence, you will receive a written summons indicating the day and time you must appear at court, along with the details of the court to attend.

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DVSA

A new agency with responsibility for maintaining vehicle standards was launched on 28 November 2013 as the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).

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Fixed Penalties

An increasing number of offences can now be dealt with by Fixed Penalty Notices rather than attending court. They are commonly used for cases where there is clear photographic evidence taken by a road side camera systems.

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Graduated Fixed Penalty Notice (GFPN)

Vehicle immobilisation was introduced by an amendment to the Road Traffic Offenders

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GFPN - Deposits

Financial penalty deposit notices allow DVSA to deal with vehicle-related offences committed by people who don’t have a verifiable address in the UK.

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GFPN - Driver Hours Offences & Penalties

When a fixed penalty notice or conditional offer is issued for an offence, the examiner may also prevent the vehicle going any further.

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GFPN - Other Offences & Penalties

Certain penalties may be graduated to reflect the nature and severity of offence as well as the time or location of the contravention.

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GFPN - Penalty & Deposit Scheme

The fixed penalty system is an effective way of enforcing road traffic law

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Notice of Intended Prosecution

A Notice of Intended Prosecution (also known as a section 1 warning) is a warning issued under section 1 of the Road Traffic (Offenders) Act 1988.

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Operator Compliance Risk Score

If you’re a vehicle operator, your drivers might be stopped at the roadside by the police or the DVSA for vehicle inspections.

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Driving Offences & Codes

Driving Offences & Codes, each endorsement has a special code and is given ‘penalty points’ on a scale from 1 to 11. You get more points for more serious offences or disqualification.

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Traffic Law Enforcement Overview

Everyone uses the roads, from drivers, passengers, pedestrians or cyclists. Because of this a legal framework is needed to allow the safe use of roads

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Prosecution Process

A summons for a road traffic offence will generally contain the allegation that the accused either used, caused or permitted.

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The Structure of Law

Transport is a heavily regulated industry in the commercial world. The rules and regulations in the industry cover every aspect of our working lives.

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Weigh in Motion System

The Weigh-in-Motion System (WIMS) recognises the vehicle and measures its speed and weight, it then compares these findings with the information in the DVSA database.

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