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Detecting Tachograph Violations Is Getting Easier

3rd August 2022

From the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency.

We are trialling remote tachograph sensing equipment in Britain, to make it easier to detect drivers and operators who are breaking drivers' hours rules.

While we know most operators follow drivers' hours rules, we are still finding offences at the roadside. Breaking drivers’ hours rules has the potential to be dangerous to road users.

We are exploring this technology to help keep Britain’s roads safe. It will mean we can identify many kinds of tachograph violations when travelling alongside vehicles, or from the roadside.

If you are a driver, make sure you:

understand your responsibilities as a driver
check your tachograph is working properly before you set off
take adequate rest
correctly record your driving time and rest on your tachograph
If you are a HGV, PSV or LGV operator who has to follow drivers’ hours rules, make sure you:

understand your responsibilities as an operator
maintain tachograph equipment
know how to adequately schedule driver’s activities
regularly check your driver's compliance
listen and respond to any drivers’ hours concerns raised by your drivers

If you commit a tachograph violation, it’s now easier for us to find you!