Following a couple of potentially ‘illegal situations’ we’ve been made aware of whilst delivering the MiDAS (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme) training,
…..just thought this might be of interest to those responsible for the provision of minibus transport and driver training:
Road Traffic Law
Under various Road Traffic Acts and regulations, employers must ensure that vehicles used for work purposes are safe and legal to be on the road, and that drivers are properly licensed and insured. They can be charged with ’cause or permit’ offences if they fail to do so.
Cause or Permit Offences
Road Traffic Act 1988
Regulation 40A Using vehicle in dangerous condition etc.
A person is guilty of an offence if he/she uses, or causes or permits another to use, a motor vehicle or trailer on a road when –
- the condition of the motor vehicle or trailer, or of its accessories or equipment, or
- the purpose for which it is used, or
- the number of passengers carried by it, or the manner in which they are carried, or
- the weight, position or distribution of its load, or the manner in which it is secured,
…….is such that the use of the motor vehicle or trailer involves a danger of injury to any person.
…….And (under Section 19 Permits), Managers have a responsibility to ensure that drivers are properly trained.
MiDAS Training not only makes sure drivers are safe and legal, it also helps Management/Directors/Trustees to comply with Health & Safety & Public Liability
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