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It is an offence for a person to make, or alter, any record relating to driver’s hours that is required to be made for the purposes of regulations under the Transport Act (TrA 1968).
This is an either way offence which can be tried in the Crown Court of the Magistrates Court.
The purpose of the legislation is to regulate the hours of work by drivers of goods vehicles and passenger carrying vehicles in order to protect the public against the risks which arise when such people suffer from fatigue.
The prosecution must prove:
makes or causes to be made
an entry in a book, register or document
which he knows to be false, and
the book, register or document is carried for the purpose of the Drivers’ Hours (Goods Vehicles) (Keeping of Records) 1987 Regulations
with intent to deceive
alters or causes to be altered
any record or entry in a book register or document, and
carried for the purpose of the Drivers’ Hours (Goods Vehicles) (Keeping of Records) 1987 Regulations
A person includes a corporation, thereby imposing a liability on employers as well as individuals.
A company will be guilty of an offence if knows
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