the Driver from Esbjerg was hopefully well rested after a good weekend, as he stamped into on the job Monday 24. september.
in Front of him lay five days with many hours behind the wheel and very little sleep along the way. In fact so little, that it was not just in breach of driving hours, but among the worst cases, the police at Tungvognscenter the South has experienced.
Over five days, was sitting the driver behind the wheel in 63 hours. He worked with other words, 26 hours more than the standard Danish wage earner, when on the same number of days.
It may not be unprecedented in some industries, but on the road it is directly illegal. At the just-completed trial it emerged that he violated driving and rest times with no less than 532 percent.
Lovbruddet is one of several, as he was on Monday recognised by the Court in Kolding. The case has triggered a fine of 317.500 crowns, 70-day suspended prison sentence and 80 hours of community service.
the Driver has also been stripped of his licence to the truck in two years.
Driving and the regulations dictate that, in the course of a whole week (six days) must sit 56 hours behind the wheel. They must be distributed, so you spend 10 hours behind the wheel of two stages and nine hours the remaining four days.
According to the specialanklager by Sydøstjyllands Police, Pernille Moesborg, is part of the justification for that, the driver reached up to 63 hours, his rest lasted less than seven hours.
In that case, the truck takograf continue to count hours where it left off, as the rest began.
- I don't think we Tungvognscenter Syds history has seen a case where a driver has travelled so much and rested so little. It is a serious matter, says Pernille Moesborg in a press release.
According to the Sydøstjyllands Police, the infringement was discovered when a policewoman investigated takografen in the driver's truck.
to begin with, it was not the infringement of 532 percent, which was the fault of the police, but rather the driver, who sat in the takografen. It was not the driver's own, and already here he had therefore moved beyond the limits of the law.
After a detailed review of the takografen was the driver charged with nothing less than 68 conditions: 20 ratio to run on someone else's driver card, 20, for violation of the takograf scheme and 28 breaches on driving times and rest periods.
According to the specialanklager Pernille Moesborg revealed takografen violations, which were spread out over a month from 18. september 16. October. The driver acknowledged them all by the Court in Kolding, but requested time to consider whether he will appeal against the verdict.