CPC changes

Regulations have now come into effect that clarify the exemptions from the requirement to hold Driver CPC for around 76,000 people, mainly mechanics, valets and fitters, who occasionally drive as part of their work but never carry passengers or goods for hire or reward. They are exempt from undertaking Driver CPC as long as all of the following apply: no goods or passengers are being carried, the vehicle isn’t being used for hire or reward, driving lorries or buses is not the driver’s main job and the vehicle is being used within a 50km radius of the driver’s base. Drivers of vehicles driving to or from a pre-arranged appointment at a VOSA test centre or authorised testing facility are also exempt. VOSA will not pursue or issue fines or penalties to these drivers. Visit https://www.gov.uk/government/news/driver-training-exemption-set-to-cut-costs-and-bureaucracy for more information.

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