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Penalties for not having your Driver CPC

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Penalties for not having your Driver CPC

Penalties for non-compliance So your man in the truck or bus beside you has no Driver CPC done, and he’s proud of it. So what’s going to happen, here’s what the RSA have published in recent times as to the penalties. If you are a professional driver and you do not have a CPC or cannot show that you have a Driver CPC you are breaking the law and could be liable to penalties as follows: Falsifying documentation -fine up to €5,000 Driving without a valid Driver CPC – fine of €2,000 If you or an employer permit another driver,...

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New Rural Speed Limit Sign to be introduced

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New Rural Speed Limit Sign to be introduced

Post by Driving For Work. In February 2012 the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport established a Working Group to review the Speed Limits that apply to roads in the State. The Working Group was tasked with: - - Reviewing and making recommendations on the existing overall system of Speed Limits - Reviewing and making recommendations on signs that accompany Speed Limits - Making recommendations on awareness and communications issues on Speed Limits - Making recommendations on the implementation of suggested changes. This was following on...

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Is advanced driving heading down the road of tech

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Post by Driving For Work. Whenever the Scania system is active, steering, braking, acceleration and gearshifts are not controlled by the driver but controlled by the vehicle. The truck will follow the flow of traffic in the traffic jam, moving and stopping as is necessary. Laterally, the truck will follow the lane that it is currently in or the preceding vehicle if there is no clear lane. That’s not all however, a driver can perform secondary tasks while keeping tabs on what is happening around the truck using a new smartphone app. In...

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Is it time to ditch the phone whilst driving?

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Is it time to ditch the phone whilst driving?

Ten years ago it was made illegal to use a mobile phone to talk or text while driving in the UK.  Similiar measures were introduced in Ireland too and currently you can face a 2 penalty point enforcement and a €60 fine for holding a mobile phone whist driving.  Hence came the boom in Hands-free sets as a safe option for in-car conversations by drivers. This is despite us all wondering how much different the hands free sets really were when it came to safer driving, but now there are calls to ban these too. According to road safety charity...

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Car and Trailer Driving Licence

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Car and Trailer Driving Licence

Car and Trailer Driving Licence Announcement RSA has decided that a person who held a full driving licence for a car before 13 November 1989 and who did not then avail of the car and trailer licence option may now do so. To check whether a driver is entitled to apply for the car and trailer licence the Road Safety Authority (RSA) must be satisfied that the driver held the car licence before 13 November 1989 and this initial assessment is being carried out by the RSA. Couple of things to remember though You must have been born before 13...

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Driver CPC – Ten Months for Truck Drivers

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Driver CPC – Ten Months for Truck Drivers

Deadline For Truck Drivers Driver CPC Training Dates 2013/2014 had better be in your heads now as with 10 months to go the countdown has begun! There are just over 10 months to the deadline for truck drivers who need to attend 35 hours of periodic Driver CPC Training in order to obtain their Driver CPC Card (Driver Qualification Card).  I have 2013 dates to help you plan ahead and ensure that you meet the deadline. Choose your course from our comprehensive range of RSA Driver CPC  accredited courses – you’ll find them here: Driver CPC Courses...

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Manual Handling Course for Drivers

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Manual Handling Course for Drivers

Manual Handling Course for Drivers What’s it about? “Manual Handling Training Course for Drivers” is designed to give drivers & helpers the skillset and knowledge to perform manual handling tasks in a safe manner which will help prevent damage or injury. “Manual Handling  for Drivers” is designed for drivers & helpers who are dealing with any transporting or supporting of a load  which includes lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving, which by reason of its characteristics or of unfavourable ergonomic...

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Driver CPC Questions

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      This sets out the requirements for Acquired Rights Drivers – these are drivers who have held a bus or truck licence before Driver CPC was introduced. Acquired Rights Bus Drivers are those who held their licence for bus before the 9th of September 2008. Acquired rights bus drivers must have 5 CPC modules completed before the 9th September 2013. It is a legal requirement for all professional bus drivers to carry a CPC card from 10th September 2013. Acquired Rights Truck Drivers are those who held their licence for...

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Checking your Driver CPC Courses

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More Courses Added Ok after a hectic week this week and last I am pleased to announce that more Driver CPC Courses have just been added today and yesterday to the website to assist people in completing all the Driver CPC Modules. The extra courses I’ve added are all in Kilkenny for the readers of this site – yes I do courses elsewhere as well but that’s another story for another day. Common Mistakes regarding Driver CPC Courses are really busy at the moment and the number of drivers who have made errors in organising their...

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Speed Limit Changes for Buses / Coaches

Posted by on 12:37 pm in Driver CPC, Driving For Work, Enforcement, News | 1 comment

Speed Limit Changes for Buses On of the most popular questions on the Driver CPC course for bus drivers is about speed limits for buses. The speed limits were changed from the 1st February 2009  that have changed the maximum speed limits for Buses and Coaches when they are travelling on a Motorway or Dual-carriageway. Motorway / Dual Carriageway Speed Limits for Buses / Coaches The main points to be aware of are; 1. Single-Deck & Double-Deck Buses travelling on a Motorway or Dual-carriageway can now travel at a maximum speed of: 100 km/h...

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