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Traffic Commissioner Highlights Abuse of Section-19 Permits

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In a Section 19 Public Inquiry hearing heard last year (2023) the Traffic Commissioner highlighted again the importance of permit operators ensuring that their vehicles allow passengers and other road users to be safe, and that if an operator’s vehicles fall below the required safety standards then there is a risk of their permits being […]

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Hydrogen Powered Vehicles – DVSA statutory testing

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In early August 2023, the Driver & Vehicles Standards Agency (‘DVSA’) posted a bulletin regarding statutory testing of Hydrogen powered vehicles. What are Hydrogen Powered Vehicles? As the name suggests, these are vehicles powered by hydrogen.  The vehicle uses a process known as ‘reverse electrolysis’ which takes place in a fuel cell within the vehicle. […]

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Transport for London found Guilty of “Procedural Impropriety”

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The case of Transport for London (TfL) vs. Commercial Plant Services Ltd & Others 2023 (“Commercial Plant”) recently hit the headlines in the national papers as the London Tribunal ruled that TfL “broke the law” when it used CCTV systems rather than Civil Enforcement Officers (CEOs) to issue Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) to drivers. Laws […]

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