Regina v Saunders; Regina v Hockings; Regina v Williams: CACD 20 Feb 2001

Where an employee commits an offence under the tachograph regulations by making false entries, such an offence should not be taken less serious than the same offence committed by an employer. Employees were likely also to be driven by financial motives, and the danger was the danger faced by other road users faced by tired drivers. Sentences of imprisonment were not inappropriate for such offences even by first time offender employees.


Times 20-Feb-2001


Transport Act 1968 99(5)


England and Wales

Criminal Sentencing, Road Traffic

Updated: 11 May 2022; Ref: scu.88600