As a professional driver you are subject to work time restrictions, logbook rules, endorsements, secure loading requirements, weight and dimension restrictions, road user charges, and other rules. You are also subject to the normal rules of the road, such as speeding, careless, dangerous and reckless driving laws.
A conviction for breaching any of these rules can have significant consequences for the professional driver. The most obvious is the possibility of not being able to do your job.
Driving heavy vehicles comes with a responsibility but it also attracts unjustified generalisations and stigma. The professional driver does huge miles, dealing with difficult roads, trucks, loads, and deadlines – not to mention some crazy car drivers! Staying on the right side of the law or out of someone else’s trouble can almost be seen as a game of odds. The good news is that many charges can be successfully defended or penalties mitigated.
Drink Drive Law can help you with any traffic or heavy transport charge. We offer experience in this area of law – both from a legal and an owner/operator’s viewpoint.
If you have been involved in a serious crash the consequences could be severe. You should read our page on serious crashes.