Brexit what happens with Driver CPC Training now

Brexit what happens with Driver CPC Training now?


Brexit what happens with Driver CPC Training now? Well the short answer is nothing at all, for at least two years!

The referendum was a representation of public opinion and Article 50 (which starts the process of the UK leaving the EU) hasn’t been invoked until the Prime Minster has put it into place. Once Article 50 is invoked however, there’ll be a period of at least two years where there’ll be no change at all. After which, the UK will proceed with negotiations, the terms of the exit and any future trade relationships will be decided. This means that Driver CPC will not change in any way, until at least late 2018.

So far it’s the opinion of leading trade associations and legal specialists that Driver CPC obligations are unlikely to significantly change, because the Directive was transposed into UK law in 2007. Possible changes could include a test at the end of each Periodic Training session (which I personally subscribe to). The UK is also a signatory of The European Agreement Concerning the Work of Crews of Vehicles Engaged in International Road Transport (ATER), which contains driver CPC obligations. The UK is expected to remain a signatory of AETR as a condition of ongoing trade with the EU.

My advice to drivers and operators is to keep up with your Driver CPC training. Not only has Driver CPC training made a massive and positive impact on drivers knowledge and therefore road safety, but because the likely hood of there being any change is minimal.

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