Truck driver reported for blocking police station to collect takeaway

Drivers can be fined for meddling with tachographs as it breaks the rules regarding rest periods and drivers hours.

Drivers can be fined for meddling with tachographs as it breaks the rules regarding rest periods and drivers hours. Picture: PHIL MORLEY

A truck driver has been reported for several offences, after blocking a police station while collecting his takeaway.

The incident happened on Saturday, December 5, in Haverhill.

The Norfolk & Suffolk Roads and Armed Policing Team assisted Haverhill police officers after discovering a man had removed his driver card and tacho fuse - known as ‘fuse-pulling’.

He had also parked in front of the police station in High Street while stopping to collect a takeaway.

Removing the card and fuse interrupted his daily rest period – breaking the rules about the strict records required to ensure drivers take their time away from the wheel.


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Officers reported the driver for a number of offences.

Drivers can be fined for violating tachograph rules and even taken to court in some circumstances.

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