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Consultation into ageing tyres launched

A consultation into plans to prevent tyres aged 10 years and older from being used on HGVs, buses, coaches and minibuses has been launched. It follows a campaign by Frances Molloy, whose son Michael died in 2012 in a coach crash caused by a 19-year-old tyre.

Compliance failings result in O-licence cut

A Rochester operator has had its licence cut from five HGVs to three for 21 days after deputy traffic commissioner (TC) John Baker found that it had breached sections of the Goods Vehicles Act. However, he did not find enough evidence to prove its driver, Daniel Dinica, was using two digital tachograph cards for himself.

Appeal granted in O-licence refusal case

The Upper Tribunal has allowed an appeal by a Scottish operator against a decision to refuse an O-licence, after it found that the traffic commissioner (TC) had “erred in law”. Ali Johnston can now have his application reconsidered by another TC, although the appeal tribunal warned there was no guarantee of success at a reconvened public inquiry (PI).