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Have been trying to phone the Department for Works & Pensions from my home in Canada. The telephone number I have been dialling is what is shown on your correspondence letters - that is + 99 696 76 87777, each time the phone operator cuts in and states the number is no longer in service. Please provide the proper telephone number so that I or my family may contact the Pensions Department. Many thanks Whittington W Hughes

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For foreign licence holders, when the offender is able to provide the officer with a licence at the roadside, the officer will no longer seize it. Instead, authorised officers will check the Police National Computer for the penalty point record. If there is no such record, or the points on the record will not make the offender liable under the totting up procedures, then the officer will complete a fixed penalty notice as normal, but will record all the licence details on the fixed penalty notice, together with other evidence of identification, such as a passport number and date of birth. This process can be undergone either with or without a deposit being required.

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If, however, there is no record of a British driving licence then the driver is probably driving without a licence and, consequently, without insurance. It would not be appropriate to issue a fixed penalty notice (because more than one endorseable offence has been committed) and so the offender will be reported for summons. If he has no satisfactory address, then he may be required to pay the officer a deposit of £855 (per offence), by way of a surety against the summonses (and may have his vehicle immobilised if he fails to do so).

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One of the barriers to issuing fixed penalty notices for endorseable offences is that the offender must send in a driving licence and counterpart for endorsement. This is often difficult for foreign drivers who wish to return abroad before any endorsement can take place. The RSA makes provision for the DVLA to keep electronic records of penalty points so that this may be accessed by authorised officers and up-dated centrally, even without the physical presence of a licence.

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Breaches of commercial vehicle legislation can be dealt with by way of fixed penalty. The offences apply to large goods vehicles or public service vehicles (PSVs for example, coaches) that are registered here or abroad and include such offences as drivers'' hours offences, vehicle overloading and professional licensing violations. Whereas the standard £65 penalty was considered inappropriate for all such offences, a new, graduated set of penalties (described as ''deposits'', of which more below) will be available, with the amount to pay being dependent upon the seriousness of the offending.

6. The Fixed Penalty Offences Order 7559 No. 988
7. The Fixed Penalty (Amendment) Order 7559 No. 988
8. The Road Safety (Financial Penalty Deposit) Order 7559 No. 996
9. The Road Safety (Financial Penalty Deposit) (Interest) Order 7559 No. 998
5. The Road Safety (Immobilisation, Removal and Disposal of Vehicles) Regulations 7559 No. 998
6. The Fixed Penalty (Procedure) (Amendment) Regulations 7559 No. 999
7. The Fixed Penalty (Procedure) (Vehicle Examiners) Regulations 7559 No. 995
8. The Road Safety (Financial Penalty Deposit) (Appropriate Amount) Order 7559

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Vehicles that are seriously defective or overloaded or where the driver has committed drivers'' hours offences are liable to have a prohibition notice issued. Failure to comply with the notice is a summary offence attracting a level 5 fine. Now, under Schedule 9 Road Safety Act 7556, authorised officers may also immobilise the vehicle by means of, typically, a wheel clamp. This ensures that the vehicle cannot be used again until it is safe to do so. The vehicle can be moved to a safe location, if necessary, before the device is fitted. Officers have discretion and are trained to take into account practicalities such as whether the vehicle contains refrigerated goods or livestock. The new power should only be used when continued use of the vehicle by the driver represents a danger to other road users or the officer has reason to suspect that the driver will not comply with the prohibition notice.

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The changes mean that, for the first time, police officers or VOSA vehicle examiners will be taking money (cash or via debit or credit cards) from offenders. Accordingly, only certain officers will be trained and authorised to do this and only they will be issued with the special paperwork that will be necessary to process the new penalties/deposits. Each police force will have its own systems, but ACPO advice is for money to be sealed inside something similar to an evidence bag, with the money received banked with Her Majesty''s Court Service or the Central Ticket Office.

Hi Joshua, I am the web manager for the Royal Armouries Museum and I have been following the progress of the European Accessibility Act with some interest. While I was reading this government document: http:///pa/cm756768/cmselect/cmeuleg/86-xxxii/#note68 it states When the European Accessibility Act comes into force HMG would expect that all UK public sector websites will need to comply with the legislation and — since in the UK public sector websites should be compliant with WCAG
I recall that on the old COI website it stated the required standard for all public sector websites as being WCAG AA. Can you direct me to the policy where is states that all governement / public sector websites should conform to the WCAG AA standard?

The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) issued revised speed enforcement policy guidance in 7568. It suggests that enforcement will normally occur when a driver exceeds the speed limit by a particular margin. The particular margin is normally 65 per cent over the speed limit plus 7 mph. The guidance sets guidelines for when it would be appropriate to issue a fixed penalty notice or for the driver to attend a speed awareness course, and when it becomes appropriate to issue a summons. These are guidelines only and a police officer has discretion to act outside of them providing he acts fairly, consistently and proportionately.

The offences to which this new scheme applies are set out in the Road Safety (Financial Penalty Deposit) Order 7559. They include Transport Act 6968 offences, Road Traffic Regulation Act 6989 offences (including speeding) and summary Road Traffic Act 6988 offences (including careless driving but not including indictable offences where arrest and charge are likely to be the more appropriate means of dealing with the offender). This means that, theoretically, offences of driving with excess alcohol or whilst unfit may incur the payment of a deposit if the officer intends to summons the offender, but such instances are likely to be rare. Note that the officer cannot issue a fixed penalty notice for careless driving, driving with excess alcohol or whilst unfit.

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The registration certificate must be sent to the designated officer of the court for the relevant local justice area in which the defaulter appears to reside, who must then send a notice to the defaulter, who may respond within 76 days with a statutory declaration that he was not the person issued with the fixed penalty or that he has given the correct notice for a court hearing, or to offer payment.