Jump to content
Boothy

Motorway Cops on telly last night

Recommended Posts

as it's your own stuff & you are not delivering goods that have already been paid for by a customer then afaik a tacho isn't required.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have the VOSA Tacho gospel which I'll scan later on - everything about driver's hours, rest periods, requirements and exemptions etc.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One passed me on the M54 friday morning, towing a trailer with big gates on doing about 80mph :blink:

Paul

:blush: I bet it was one of them white van men :rofl: I'll be glad when I finish that job in Mansfield it's a terrible commute :P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What is the drive/rest period routine with a tacho as it would apply to a LR towing commercially?

Edit:

Not a particularly simple answer

www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/freight/road/workingtime/drivershoursgoods.pdf

Put simply, you can drive for no longer than 4 1/2 hours before you need 45 mins of rest.

You can drive for no longer than 9hrs per day (increased to 10 trice per week)

There are a great deal of other regs regarding breaks, splitting breaks, daily rest etc which do get very complicated if you are not used to them.

Andy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Andy-Does that include those sleep breaks laybys too? :ph34r:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just watched the episode as I'd recorded it during the week. VERY pleasantly surprised to find out who the driver was - one known on this very forum from a little while back who left under quite a cloud ;) The clue was in his name and his stupid tweaked 90...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just watched the episode as I'd recorded it during the week. VERY pleasantly surprised to find out who the driver was - one known on this very forum from a little while back who left under quite a cloud ;) The clue was in his name and his stupid tweaked 90...

not sure if its a win or a fail

:hysterical: :hysterical: :hysterical: :hysterical: :hysterical: :hysterical: :hysterical:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you missed KevTD5, grab a beer and some pop corn and have a read here and here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That must have been his "200BHP" rich-man's CSW :)

Didn't know about the tachograph thing though, worth bearing in mind :huh:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Reading those old posts just reminded me what a cheeser KevTD5 was.

Who'd have thought at the time he didn't even have a driving licence? :hysterical::hysterical::hysterical::hysterical:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Geez lets all jump on the band wagon

I do hope you all do nothing wrong ever!

People who do not learn from their errors of judgement should be criticised

but he has had his punishment

and any of you tell me you've never sped on the public roads

stupid to video it and post it but that goes with age.

you should live and learn...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes I think so

I have done daft things in cars but I hope I have learned.

people can not be vilified forever,

if we had our time again I am sure the majority of us would do some things differently with the 20-20 vision hindsight provides.

not a lot more I can add but everyone getting on a persons case doesn't really help them learn form mistakes

more it provides a basis to compound them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, Kev's certainly going to learn the hard way !

Mo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

Tony, whilst understanding your comments about leaving people after they have made a mistake, and not doing the “I told you so” thing. I hope they throw the book at him!!! I was hit by an uninsured driver last year and it has caused me nothing but trouble, there was no damage although I did change my seat belt.

The paperwork has been a nightmare, at one point he even tried to blame me for the accident I got a letter from my insurance company saying a claim had been made against me through a third party!!!! When I pointed out he had no insurance/licence/MOT they said it didn’t matter if I was a fault!!! I had to then get the Police reports/photos etc and prove the guy that hit me up the chuff was to blame.

In my experience these people live in a world of their own where they will try anything to deny they have any sort of social responsibility ever, whilst we have all been guilty of doing things that have not been 100% especially in our younger days part of life’s lessons but most of us learn from our mistakes and don’t continue to repeat them, some people will never learn and these people deserve no sympathy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Then if they repeat an offence they deserve the worst

but a load of unknown to him people ganging on on internet forums to berate his stupidity?

Speeding-everyone does it/has done it

posting it on you tube-daft

Driving without a licence-mad

no insurance-mad

but he isn't the first/last or alone in doing so.

I hope he learns from mistakes and learns not to repeat them for his own and other road users sakes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

^^^

...and that IF he returns here he will do so with a slightly different attitude.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience. By using our website you agree to our Cookie Policy