Responsible parties can incur the same penalty points as the actual vehicle driver due to the often unknown and much misunderstood ‘cause or permit to drive’ legislation which means that even though the initial offence was committed by a third party, it was ultimately the fleet manager’s responsibility.
With home working now an established part of day-to-day business in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and many organisations recognising its potential benefits long term, Licence Bureau believes driving for business is likely to take on a whole new guise and companies need to be aware.
With the mass adoption of working from home in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and concerns drivers are becoming de-conditioned to daily driving, Licence Bureau is urging businesses to remain tuned-in to the laws surrounding driving for work
As businesses start to ramp-up operations and road traffic volumes rise, Licence Bureau is advising fleet managers to continue to enact on the ‘new norms’ of social distancing and increased awareness surrounding mental health.
Evading road-tax is not only a legal offence but compromises a company’s duty of care for their employees every time that specific vehicle is driven on company business which can be anything as mundane as dropping off a parcel or collecting refreshments for a meeting.
A growing number of young people are entering the workforce with ‘mobility expectations’ while the retirement age of employed drivers, continues to creep upwards which could cause fresh challenges, particularly around insurance policy restrictions.
Challenges are likely to get increasingly complex as more people use their own vehicle for work purposes and business trends, such as remote working and a more transient workforce, continue to evolve.
The continued growth in personal leasing and the increased tax burden for some company car users following the introduction of WLTP regulations are further adding to the grey fleet challenge which many companies are struggling to come to terms with.
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Genuine: Illegal licences are a growing menace for businesses and drivers need thorough checks Author: ROBIN ROBERTS Thousands of workers in the UK are on the road illegally, suggest statistics from the Licence Bureau. According to the company, which verifies driving licences on behalf of businesses, there are approximately 24,000 business drivers on the road that should not [...]
Author: ROBIN ROBERTS UK motorists are facing increasing danger on roads as thousands of workers are thought to be illegally driving for businesses. Based on the checks that it carries out every week, Licence Bureau, the UK’s leading authority on driver qualifications, estimates that there are 24,000 people driving illegally for companies in Britain today. During 2011 [...]