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DVSA to outline ANPR camera enforcement at FTA conferences

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will give more details of how it’s turning to Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) data to crack down on dangerous cars and vans as well as drivers’ hours offences.

The initiative will use ANPR cameras to identify vehicles without a MOT
The DVSA’s trial of ANPR camera data will crack down on dangerous vehicles and drivers

The agency’s trial of the ANPR network – announced earlier this year – will see it make use of specialist analysis and intelligence to enforce MOTs on cars and light goods vehicles as well as drivers’ hours offences, tachograph manipulation and learner driver and instruction offences.

At the Freight Transport Association’s FTA’s Transport Manager autumn conference series –  sponsored by Bridgestone Tyres – DVSA representatives will demonstrate how the move will bring about a step-change in the identification and targeting of non-compliance.

James Firth, FTA’s head of road freight regulation policy, said: “The DVSA is a key source of information and direction for transport managers, and these sessions provide the ideal opportunity to hear direct from DVSA on the latest enforcement and compliance issues.  We’re particularly looking forward to hearing how more sophisticated processes will enable the agency to concentrate its efforts on the more seriously non-compliant vehicle operators.”

The talk by the DVSA is just one area that will come under focus in the FTA’s series of 11 conferences. Also sponsored by Schmitz Cargobull and Brigade Electronics, the events will highlight key issues for anyone operating commercial vehicles and include an essential legislation round-up and technical update on the main topics on the horizon that vehicle operators need to be aware of in order to ensure the safety, compliance and efficiency of their organisation.

There will be an address by the local Traffic Commissioner at each venue, with other sessions covering tyres, technology and how to significantly reduce your fuel budget, brake testing, urban restrictions, trailer developments, drivers’ employment status, and an update on the use of vehicles as a weapon by the National Vehicle Threat Mitigation Unit.

Transport Manager will be touring the UK from September to November 2019. For further information or to book a place, call FTA Customer Services on 03717 112222 or click here.

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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