The Traffic Commissioners (TCs) have started to publish online the outcomes of driver conduct hearings.It follows widespread approval of the proposal from respondents to a consultation held in 2019. While there is no statutory requirement for TCs to publish notice of driver conduct hearings or the decisions taken therein, the consultation document noted that they “recognise the risk of action being taken against a driver’s entitlement of which an employer is unaware.”As a result, the publication of outcomes will make it easier for employers to investigate whether a driver has been subject to regulatory action.The data is presented in an Excel spreadsheet. Within it is the date of the hearing, the driver’s first name and surname, their year of birth, the categories of their vocational driving entitlement and the first three digits of their postcode. The decision is detailed in brief. Updates will be made weekly, usually on Mondays.Where applicable, the spreadsheet will also include details of when a decision is appealed and the outcome of that appeal.In the consultation document, the TCs noted that many licence suspensions handed out at driver conduct hearings are relatively short. Because of that, an employer may unwittingly continue to deploy such an driver as the sanction may not be identified during routine licence checks.The TCs have ensured that data protection principles are complied with when the document is published.
Share Hurricane MariaLocalNewsRelief Mother-Daughter duo spearhead fundraising for Dominica in Oregon by: Dominica Vibes News – December 21, 2017 300 Views one comment Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Senja Schwoeffermann and her mother Mary Cuffy- SchwoeffermannFourteen year old Senja Schwoeffermann and her mom Mary Cuffy- Schwoeffermann teamed up with friends in Portland, Oregon to bring some aid to Dominicans. Telling their story to Dominica Vibes on Thursday 21 December 2017, Senja explained that the pair had planned on visiting Dominica in October. “Then we heard about Hurricane Maria so my mom and I made hats to raise funds and then my friends and I put up posters around our school and we collected canned foods,” she said. It was not long before her sister’s sorority sister joined collecting a box of Nike shoes. Other donations led to the collection of a suitcase of clothes. Arriving on the island the teen who attends the Sellwood Middle School said, “We started to hand them out to different communities and we met different children who needed clothes and different necessities and I was very glad to meet the children and get to know more about their school, St. Luke’s Primary School.”The mother daughter team were able to raise five thousand dollars through the sale of their knitted hats enabling them to make a cash donation to the St. Luke’s Primary School which was chosen because her mother did a lot of work in Point Michel while working with Save the Children. Asked why she decided to almost single handedly take on the task of raising funds for Dominica she simply said, “I kind of felt bad for people of Dominica so and some of my friends did too so we decided to do a fundraiser and help people in Dominica.”Her mom told Dominica Vibes, “I worked with Save the Children Fund for a number of years and I feel very sad for Dominica and the condition its in right now, but my daughter and I are willing to do our best to see where we can contribute, we are very happy the people of Portland, Oregon are willing to help us.”They also donated booties and hats to the hospital. She said the recipients were very thankful for the help.Senja she said will continue to keep in contact with persons on the island via a pen pal arrangement. Share