NEWS

(4th October 2017) Drivers’ hours: changes to fines for commercial drivers (New)

Rules will be changed so lorry, bus and coach drivers who drive tired will be fined for every time they’ve done it in the last 28 days.

DVSA traffic examiners will be given new powers to issue on-the-spot fines for any drivers’ hours offences committed in the last 28 days.

(22nd June 2017)  Teachers warned of school minibus driving licence rules

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-40347630

Latest advice from the Education Authority to school teachers who drive a minibus and licensing requirements.

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(22nd June 2017)  ‘Not for profit’ minibus drivers could have licences rendered invalid if European Commission ruling is enforced

http://www.irishnews.com/news/2017/05/30/news/-not-for-profit-minibus-drivers-could-have-licences-rendered-invalid-if-european-commission-ruling-is-enforced-1038615/

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(22nd June 2017) Taxi Driver Periodic Training introduced in Northern Ireland

Taxi Driver Periodic Training has been introduced in Northern Ireland from the 1st September 2015.  The purpose of periodic training is to raise the standards of the taxi industry and to develop the current skills of taxi drivers.

Taxi Drivers in Northern Ireland will not be able to renew their taxi driver licence until they have completed the required amount of periodic training which must include at least one Disability Awareness course of a minimum of 3.5 hours.

Find out more here:

http://www.jaupt.org.uk/news/2015/09/taxi-driver-periodic-training-introduced-in-northern-ireland