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Key paragraph which I agree with 100%Last Bus Limited, on 5 March, 2018, pleaded guilty to six charges of cause and purport to authorise the driver to fail to take a daily rest period and to exceed daily driving as well as charges for failing to make regular checks.
The Court convicted on the six charges and fined Last Bus Limited a total of €5,000 an award of costs was also made against the company bringing the total sanction imposed in excess of €5,500.
The way they are undercutting their competitors on routes by these practices is a complete disgrace and the paltry fines they are getting for this probably makes sweet FA effect.Operators in breach of drivers’ hours requirements are also profiting from undercutting compliant operators and contributing to unfair competition in the road haulage industry.
Read the above words carefully - this is not just laziness or just a one off problem. This should result in licences being revoked and this shambles closed down, not a €5,500 fine, which they probably bring in in revenue in 1 day.''serious and systematic non-compliance ''