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A truck driver has had his restricted O-licence revoked and has been disqualified as an operator for five years after driving without a CPC qualification and for twice failing to stop for a roadside check.
The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) has called for mandatory alcohol interlocks to be fitted on HGVs and lorries, as well as being retrofitted to cars used by repeat drink-driving offenders, to reduce deaths caused by drink-driving.
The traffic commissioner for the West Midlands has expressed his dismay about the "horrifying negligence and irresponsibility" shown by the driver convicted of causing eight counts of causing death by dangerous driving after a colision on the M1 last year.
Wales traffic commissioner (TC) Nick Jones has revoked the O-licence of a Wrexham operator whose vehicle was stopped and found to have several defects, and was also without a valid MoT for its tractor unit or trailer.