Goods Vehicles & Construction and Use Offences

Construction and Use offences cover those which make your vehicle dangerous and unsafe whilst being driven on the road. Offences carried out in contravention of the Construction and Use Regulations (1986) are dealt with under sections - 41A, 41B, 41C, 41D and Regulation 42 of the Road Traffic Act 1988. Due to the size of goods vehicles, along with the weight they are carrying means they are even more of a danger if being driven when contravening Construction and Use Regulations.

Construction and Use offences carry the following codes:

CU10-Using a vehicle with defective brakes

CU20-Causing or likely to cause danger by reason of use of unsuitable vehicle with parts or accessories (excluding brakes, steering or tyres) in a dangerous condition

CU30-Using a vehicle with defective tyres

CU40-Using a vehicle with defective steering

CU50-Causing or likely to cause danger by reason of load or passengers

CU80-Breach of requirements as to control of the vehicle by driving whilst using a handheld mobile phone.

A Construction and Use offence carries a maximum sentence of a fine and 3 points. However, a conviction could lead to a disqualification under the totting up provision which would then affect your ability to work. Also, 3 penalty points are issued for each allegation which means that 4 defective tyres could mean 12 points being issued to your licence leading to a totting disqualification.

How we can help

Brian Koffman & Co are specialist motoring offence solicitors with a very high success rate and have years of experience in handling cases like these. In our experience ‘Construction and use offences’ are frequently disputed. There is often a very fine line between the vehicle being legal and an offence being committed, especially when dealing with complex matters such as lighting regulations or visibility percentages for tinted windows.  Our knowledge and expertise will ensure we reach the best possible outcome for you.

Contact us today

If you believe you have been treated unfairly or had no way of knowing that you were committing a ‘Construction and Use offence’ don’t just accept it- fight it with the knowledge, expertise and support of a solicitor who understands. Please contact Brian Koffman & Co on 0161 832 3852 or submit an enquiry and we will call you back.