What happens if you drive without a tacho card?
You can only drive without a tacho card for a maximum of 15 calendar days. The DVLA is required to issue you a new card within 5 working days, so this should not be a huge problem. You will need to wait until a replacement card is in your hand before you can start driving again.
Can I still drive if I have lost my digi card?
If you have simply forgotten your card you must get it and you may not drive until you do. However, if a card has been issued but is lost, stolen or damaged (and will not work) then it is still possible to drive Digital Tachograph equipped vehicle.
What is a driver tacho card?
The personal digital tachograph driver card is a credit card-sized plastic card that contains a microchip. The card can store all relevant driver data required for EU Drivers’ Hours regulations including break and rest times.
How long can you drive with a faulty tachograph?
It is possible to drive up to 56 hours between weekly rest periods.
Can I drive without my Dqc card?
The card is sometimes called a ‘driver qualification card’ or ‘ DQC ‘. You must carry this card while driving a lorry, bus or coach professionally. You can get a £50 fixed penalty for driving professionally without your card. You must replace your card if it’s lost or stolen.
Can I drive a 7.5 ton lorry on a car Licence?
Can I Drive a 7.5-tonne lorry on a car licence? You can drive a 7.5-tonne lorry with a car licence if it was issued before 1 January 1997. If it was issued after 1997, you can’t legally drive a 7.5-tonne truck without applying and passing a C1 licence test.
What should I do if I lost my driver card?
You must tell the DVLA immediately if your card is lost, stolen, damaged or not working properly. You must also apply for a replacement card within 7 days.
How long is a driver smart card valid for?
Your digital tachograph driver card is valid for five years. You should apply for renewal at least 15 days before your current driver card expires.
What is a Driver CPC qualification?
The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) is a qualification for professional bus, coach and lorry drivers. It has been introduced across Europe with the aim of improving road safety and maintaining high standards of driving.
Who is exempt from tachograph rules?
The main types of exempt vehicle are: vehicles that cannot go faster than 40 kilometres per hour, including vehicles that are restricted by a set speed limiter. emergency aid vehicles – vehicles used in the non-commercial transport of humanitarian aid for use in emergencies or rescue operations.