Car data condemns delivery drivers

Three delivery drivers have been found guilty of breaching drivers’ regulations following an investigation based on tachograph data carried out by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency.

A tachograph is a device fitted to cars to measure speed, distance and driving time. They are used to ensure drivers and employers adhere to laws on driving hours.

Based on this information, Arkadiusz Jerzy Baranowski was given a suspended eight-month prison sentence and ordered by Exeter Crown Court to pay £2,000 in costs after he admitted 15 offences of falsifying driver records of hours kept and one of failing to keep a proper record.

He and two other drivers at Tuffnells Parcels Express Ltd in Cullompton, Devon pleaded guilty to breaching regulations.

DVSA head of counter fraud and investigations, Andy Rice, said, ‘DVSA’s enforcement work is vital in protecting the public from unsafe drivers and vehicles and will continue to be a core activity for us in the future.

‘These sentences send a clear message that DVSA will pursue and prosecute any drivers and operators who fail to comply with the rules governing driver records of hours kept.’