A Feltham truck driver was sentenced to eight months in prison for abusing drivers’ hours regulations.
Following an investigation by the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA, Jasvinder Arora of Feltham pleaded guilty to 79 offences of creating false driving hours records at Ipswich Crown Court on 9 August.
Arora created false records of the hours he had spent behind the wheel in an attempt to show that he had taken enough rest.
In his sentencing, His Honour Judge Goodin told Arora: “Driving a large HGV is a lethal weapon in the hands of a tired driver.
Heather Cruickshank, VOSA’s Operations Director said: “Tired drivers are dangerous drivers. Not taking enough rest can lead to serious accidents and that is why driver’s hours rules are in place.”