The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will soon start issuing on the spot fines to lorry and bus drivers who have not rested properly, and can consider rest patterns in the past 28 days rather than the day of a traffic stop.

From 1 November, DVSA traffic examiners and police officers will start issuing fines of up to £300 to drivers who have spent their full weekly rest break in places where it causes a problem, such as in the cab of their lorry in a layby.

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