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Vehicle Roadworthiness – a legal update

By |2023-12-19T14:34:07+00:00October 1st, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

This month's legal update on vehicle roadworthiness, for those who manage drivers, comes to us from Mike Hayward of Woodfines Solicitors. Fleet vehicle roadworthiness I'm constantly impressed by my neighbour who does a walk around check of his car before each and every journey. He checks the tyres, cleans his windscreen, and checks all

Other Road Users – a legal update

By |2023-08-07T11:49:37+01:00August 3rd, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

This month's legal update on other road users, for those who manage drivers, comes to us from Mike Hayward and Nathan Taylor-Allkins from Woodfines Solicitors. Other Road Users The most recent road traffic provisional estimates for the Department for Transport (published December 2022) show motor vehicles travelled 321.9 billion vehicle miles in Great Britain

Other Road Users – your drivers & your duty of care

By |2023-08-07T11:50:35+01:00August 1st, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

Other Road Users - sharing space on the roads Commercial vehicle drivers have an obligation to be careful of the safety of other road users and are now held to a higher standard in law. Recent changes to the Highway Code created a hierarchy of road users, with those who could do the most

Safe loading – a legal update to help take a load off your mind

By |2023-07-17T16:15:26+01:00July 7th, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

Safe loading - a legal update This safe loading legal update is brought to you by Mike Hayward, Partner, Road Transport, Crime & Regulatory at Woodfines. There are many law enforcement procedures relating to the safe loading of your vehicles, and it’s important to note that policy and law are there to keep you

Safe loading – who’s responsible for securing your loads?

By |2023-07-11T20:45:06+01:00July 1st, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

In 2022, over 62,000 items fell off vehicles onto the strategic road network (SRN). They included mattresses, sheds, ratchet straps and loads of timber. This flying and messy debris is a two-foldhazard – it can strike other vehicles or road users when it leaves the vehicle,and it presents an obstruction of the road which

Driving vehicles you don’t own – reducing the risks

By |2023-06-27T10:18:33+01:00June 23rd, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

Research Garage is a dealership specialising in Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Jeep and Fiat Professional. It has two sites at Hinckley and Nuneaton, and while its own-use vehicles are minimal, its technicians and sales people are responsible for driving client cars and taking vehicles for test drives. It also owns Centurion Plant Hire, supplying

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