Driving

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  • Policy on travel by car

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    A model policy to outline the company's rules on travel by car on company business, including the use of mobile phones, taking rest breaks, smoking, and the procedures to be followed to reduce risk.

  • Use of mobile telephones while driving

    Type:
    Quick reference

    A table summarising the law relating to the use of mobile telephones while driving.

  • Employers must check drivers' tachograph records

    Date:
    1 March 2000
    Type:
    Law reports

    The House of Lords in Vehicle Inspectorate v Nuttall finds that an employer that chooses not to examine its drivers' tachograph records fails to take the steps a reasonable employer would take to prevent it contravening the "drivers' hours" Regulation and, on the face of it, "permits" its employees to contravene the Regulation.

  • Tachograph driver on way home was "working"

    Date:
    1 April 1998
    Type:
    Law reports

    In the Director of Public Prosecutions v Guy, the High Court rules that there should be no extension of the permitted driving hours for a tachograph-fitted vehicle.

  • Employer liability: Employer's liability for employee's negligent driving

    Date:
    10 May 1989
    Type:
    Law reports

    Employees travelling on the highway are acting in the course of their employment if at the material time they are "going about their employer's business", holds the House of Lords in Smith v Stages and another.

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HR and legal information and guidance relating to hazardous processes and activities (driving).