Our roads and urban roads are thousands and thousands of vehicles such as trucks and vans. For seven days the General Directorate of traffic carried out various checks both the own vehicles and drivers in a special campaign. 67.090 controls of the Guardia Civil have been nothing less than 8,995 denounced for failing to comply with one (or more) points of the regulations and, in addition, 223 vehicles They were immobilized by some or other reasons.
He says the DGT in its news release regarding the special campaign carried out in these vehicles the most numerous complaints had to do with excessive driving hours and tachograph-related. This statement has led us to ask ourselves if these numerous allegations, 1963 specifically, are due to driver or have to do by pressures punctuality coming from senior officials of the companies.
These 1,963 complaints, 1,562 were due to not respect the driving time and rest breaks, which can be found in CE Regulation 561/2006. On the other hand1,725 drivers have been sanctioned by circular at a speed greater than the established maximum. It has no justification in the XXI century is 434 drivers have been reported to not make use of the belt of security and others 116 have been sanctioned by driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotic substances.
It is well known by all that excessive hours to the steering wheel cause fatigue and, therefore, decreases our driving abilities, but we’d like to know if that excessive hours in driving and speeding are because of the driver or if it has to do with the company for which conductor said works. Could it be that by save the salary of another worker force a driver to perform more hours of the regulations? To meet delivery times, would be not pressed to drivers? Circulate all these transport vehicles always in tip-top condition?
Source – DGT