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Officer / Staff Driving Licences (1599A/22)


What is your force policy on checking driving licences (real time checks showing points etc) on officers and staff (do not include new joiners/vetting) on a routine basis, other than following an accident involving a police vehicle.

How are those checks on licences actually completed and which department completes them?

What is the driver training department policy on licence checking and do they keep records of the actual checks undertaken online to see if the driver has any points etc. in case a serious accident occurs?

Following an accident involving a police car, what systems are in place to ensure the driver reports this matter to their own private car insurance company so that they don’t fall foul of the offence of fraudulently obtaining motor insurance as in s.174(5) Road Traffic Act 1988.


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