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Published: 1st November 2020

November Newsletter - BSA Advice

Welcome to our November newsletter where we look at COVID-19 Advice, proposed law changes to using a mobile phone whilst driving and much more.

Bridge Strikes & the Potential Consequences

A bridge strike is when a vehicle (or even the load it is carrying) collides with a bridge. Usually, this occurs where roads flow under railway bridges. It is for this reason Network Rail have been very active in raising awareness of this growing problem through ... Read More

COVID-19 - Changes to the Advice Notes & Financial Standing Guidance

The COVID-19 advice note produced by the Traffic Commissioners to help operators during the pandemic, has been updated. There have been a few updates to the procedure for temporary Local Bus Service Registration variations in ... Read More

Failing to Provide Driver Details

If you are accused of committing a driving offence you (assuming you are the keeper of the vehicle) and any other person can be requested to provide information as to the identity of the driver (s172(2) RTA 1988). Even if you were not the ... Read More

Proposed Law Changes in Mobile Phone Use While Driving

The Government announced on the 17th October the next steps in closing the legislation loophole concerning usage of mobile phones while driving. The new government plans revealed by Roads Minister Baroness Vere will mean drivers using a mobile phone in all circumstances while ... Read More

JAUPT & DVSA Warn of Unnecessarily Repeating Driver CPC Training Subjects

The Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training (JAUPT) has announced training providers and drivers that repeatedly carry out the same periodic training in order to satisfy Driver CPC requirements could face firm disciplinary action from the ... Read More

Waste Director Disqualified by Traffic Commissioner

Jordan Myles Pointon, director of JMP Waste and Transport Services has had his standard international goods vehicle operator’s licence revoked by the Traffic Commissioner. A DVSA investigation carried out in March 2020 revealed ... Read More

BSAProtect© - Tailored Legal Retainer Agreement

BSAProtect is for paid-up members seeking access to legal advice in connection with transport-related legal issues. BSA has negotiated free access for its members to Dyne Solicitors' Transport Law telephone advice scheme covering road transport law, operator licensing and commercial litigation issues.

Access is subject to reasonable user and a limit of 2 hours per member in any period of 12 months. Telephone advice in this context means communication over the telephone with a solicitor employed by Dyne Solicitors Limited for purposes of providing general legal advice.

All calls will be recorded for fact verification purposes and subject to fair use and an absolute limit of 2 hours per member in any period of 12 months. Dyne also offers their own DyneProtect© product which offers more comprehensive support (but is subject to an annual agreed fee).

To learn more, please get in touch on the details below.

01829 773105