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Helpful Links

Here you can find links to relevant legislation, websites, current topics and download fact sheets, posters, plus other information we have produced that is helpful to operators and drivers. Most of the links will allow you to view/download ../pdf; others will direct you to an external website.

OPERATIONS
  • Traffic Commissioners’ website Link
  • Guide to O-Licensing – official VOSA guide PSV437 Download
  • Guide to recovery operations Download
  • Keep your operation legal – view/download the CPT Compliance poster Download
  • Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) poster, which services are eligible and how to go about claiming Download
  • routeone Costings Table, a spreadsheet to help you price jobs, sponsored by Distinctive Systems Link
  • OCRS – Operator Compliance Risk Score – What it is and how it works Download
  • OCRS – Detailed Q&A factsheet Download
  • Arriva Derby Public Inquiry (free travel order) decision February 2013 Download
  • Priority of wheelchairs over buggies – Judgement Paulley v First Group Download
  • Labour Party’s bus policy – September 2013 Download
  • Transport Managers – guidance on how to apply Link

LONDON

  • Operating coaches in London, the current guidelines Download

VEHICLES

DRIVERS

  • Blind and partially sighted passengers, tips for bus drivers Download
  • Illegal immigrants, advice for coach operators Download
  • VOSA fixed penalty system, overview of roadside fines for PCV drivers and vehicle immobilisation Download
  • VOSA fixed penalty rates and offences – official VOSA guide Link
  • Driving licence endorsement codes and penalty points Link to DVLA page
  • Legal requirements at sporting events, Traffic Commissioners’ guidance about taking people to football matches Download
  • Driver CPC, requirements for all PCV drivers Download
  • Drivers: Q&A about Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and your licence Link
  • Safe and Responsible Driving (Cat D licences) – official DSA standards for coach and bus drivers Download
  • Official VOSA rules on drivers’ hours and tachographs Download
  • Official DfT guidance – Emergency exemption of drivers’ hours rules Download
  • Explanation of drivers’ hours, as A4-size handouts Download
  • Explanation of drivers’ hours as an A2-size poster Download
 



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