Periodic Driver CPC: Exemptions

Exemptions that apply to the whole of the Driver CPC legislation include:

Driving with vehicles:

  • being road tested after repair, maintenance or technical development.
  • new or rebuilt and not yet been put into service.
  • limited to a top speed of 28mph.
  • used for non-commercial carriage of passengers or goods for personal use.
  • used to carry material or equipment you use for your job – but driving the vehicle can’t be the main part of your job.
  • used for driving lessons for anyone who wants to get a driving licence or Driver CPC.
  • used by, or is under the control of, the armed forces, civil defence, the fire service and forces responsible for maintaining public order.
  • used in states of emergency or for rescue missions.
  • driven to or from pre-booked appointments at official testing centres.
  • driving within 50km of your base, it not carrying passengers or goods, and driving the lorry, bus or coach is not your main job.

 Further reading on Periodic Driver CPC: Exemptions can be found at the GOV.UK website.

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