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All Britons who drive for a living are obliged to fit and use a tachograph, so they can record the details of their vehicle's speed, distance covered, rest taken and driver duty over a 24-hour period of time.
If you or an employee has been accused of breaching tachograph laws, the specialist motoring solicitors here at JMW are ready to provide the legal advice and services you need.
What is a Tachograph?
A tachograph is a device that is fitted in vehicles and used by the driver to show how much time they have spent driving, carrying out other work or resting.
It is illegal to spend more than nine hours - which can be increased to 10 hours just twice a week - driving between two consecutive daily rest periods.
There are also rules on daily rest periods: in each 24-hour period, a driver must have at least 11 hours of consecutive rest.
If you are a professional driver and breach the drivers’ hours rules you could get a fine worth up to £2,500.
You could receive a maximum fine of £5,000 for failing to install or use a tachograph.
What's more, you are at risk of a maximum prison sentence of two years and £5,000 fine if you fake your tachograph recordings.