Technical problems with the agency’s website prevented driver training records being uploaded in time for the Driver CPC deadline. The agency are asking enforcement officers to “be aware of the outages” and to “act accordingly” when checking a driver’s Driver Qualifications Card (DQC).
After several crashes on the DVSA’s Recording and Evidencing system, JAUPT approved drivers struggled to upload hundreds of driver training records before the midnight deadline – with no way of warning drivers of the delay.
If the CPC deadline is missed, their DCQ expires making it illegal for them to drive professionally until they have completed the periodic training. Failure to produce a valid DQC can result in a fine of up to £1,000.
A DVSA spokeswoman said “The Recording and Evidencing system was unavailable for a short period, but the system is now back up and running. Training providers are working hard to ensure that all driver records are uploaded accurately. They have five days to do this, though many will upload more quickly. It is the drivers responsibility to plan their training regime pragmatically and check their full 35 hours of training is uploaded using the online driver enquiry service, they should not drive professionally if it is not up to date.