35% fall in recent roadside inspections by Vosa

09/09/2013

According to figures from the enforcement agency, the number of roadside inspections conducted by?35% fall in roadside inspections?has fallen by more than a third since 2010. During 2010-11 Vosa said it carried out 221,660 roadside inspections, but this had dramatically fallen by 35% to 144,472 in 2012-13. However, after results of a survey found that 42% of transport firms believe Vosa is increasing its checks, the industry perception has contradicted the official figures. Recent research carried out shows that a large number of firms believe that roadside checks are on the rise.

A spokesman for TomTom said that it had been increasingly targeting the serious and serially non-compliant to ensure that we deal with the highest risk traffic.

Giles Margerison, TomTom UK and Ireland director, said, a perception that things are worse than they are had possibly played a part. A lot of respondents were from SMEs with fewer vehicles, and we know Vosa has been targeting them more frequently than larger operators. Look at small transport firms, they operate a lot of vans and Vosa is clamping down on them. Maybe to SMEs it feels like theres an increase. If you speak to our customers, they are more concerned about the need to have their ducks in a row, from a legislative perspective.

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