Court case proves licence checks are vital

09.57 | 17 July 2009 |

The case of an unlicensed and uninsured company director who was involved in the fatal hit and run of a nine-year-old boy reinforces the need for regular licence checks on company drivers, according to RAC Risk Management.

David Lunn, who drove off after hitting Robbie Gaunt, was sentenced to 22 months’ imprisonment for causing the death of the child and perverting the course of justice.
David Abbott, technical director at RAC Risk Management, said: “The driver was found to never have had a valid driving licence or insurance, and ended up paying with his liberty – even though the judge accepted it was an accident and not caused by dangerous or careless driving.

“Circumstances like these reinforce the need for companies to be vigilant and have sound procedures in place for checking drivers’ licences and, with grey fleet drivers, business insurance.”

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