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November 2013 - Clarification of Driver CPC exemptions take effect

Regulations come into effect on Wednesday 13 November 2013 which clarify the exemptions from the requirement to hold Driver CPC.

They affect people who occasionally drive lorries, buses or coaches as part of their work but never carry passengers or goods, for hire or reward.

The exemptions apply mainly to mechanics, valets and fitters (around 76,000 people). The driving they do is exempt from Driver CPC as long as all of the following apply:

  • no goods or passengers are being carried
  • the vehicle isn’t being used for hire or reward
  • driving lorries or buses isn’t the driver’s main job
  • the vehicle is being used within a 50 kilometre radius of the driver’s base

There’s also an exemption for drivers of vehicles driving to or from a pre-arranged appointment at a VOSA test centre or authorised testing facility.

With these regulations now in force VOSA will not pursue or issue fines or penalties to these drivers for Driver CPC infringements.

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