Fleet managers warned to download speed data from tachographs

“The new generation of digital tachographs, fitted in vehicles registered since May 2006, only records data for the first 24 hours of driving,” explained Marshall Lamb, legal assistant in the Injury Risk Group at Beachcroft.

“After this, as driving continues, the data is overwritten and, once overwritten, the original data is lost for ever. Yet information on speed can be critical in helping to defend drivers both in the criminal courts and in civil proceedings,” he continued.

“Drivers alleged

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