THE DVSA are looking to inform drivers of the potential violations involved with using remote tachograph sensing equipment.

The DVSA are trialling remote tachograph sensing equipment in Britain, in order make it easier to detect drivers and operators who break drivers’ hours rules.

Breaking drivers’ hours rules has the potential to be dangerous to road users.

They are exploring the technology to help keep Britain’s roads safe.

It will mean the DVSA 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.