Fitness-to-drive rules have been described as “open to abuse” and “not fit for purpose” after it emerged that no one has been prosecuted for giving a false declaration.
The fatal accident inquiry (FAI) into the Glasgow bin lorry crash has heard claims that the driver, Harry Clarke, lied to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) about his health.
In February, prosecutors in Scotland ruled out any criminal charges against the driver, or his employer, Glasgow City Council, after deciding there was no evidence that either was to blame for the crash.
Now, the DVLA has also announced Clarke will not face any legal action after it was alleged he hadn’t disclosed health issues relating to his large goods vehicle (LGV) licence. Read more...
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