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This article relates to lorry drivers. If you are not a lorry driver, a friend or relative of a lorry driver or a lorry driver fan, it will not be of interest. If you are lucky enough to be in one of the former categories, read on.

The DVSA has announced £300.00 on the spot fines for drive new rules will mean that DVSA traffic examiners can issue penalties for any driving hours offences committed within the past 28 days.

Drivers based outside the UK who breach these regulations will have to pay any penalties before continuing with their journey or they could have their vehicle immobilised.

The DVSA will also now be issuing fines to those who take their full rest breaks in their vehicle and they plan to target those who sleep in their vehicles in lay-bys. It appears that this approach has been prompted by recent high profile cases involving lorry drivers who have been thought to be at fault for serious collisions on motorways due to tiredness. It has been suggested that about 40% of 'sleep-related accidents' involve drivers of commercial vehicles.

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