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Author:  A bridge too far [ Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Licence renewals

on the new renewal form for York, you have to declare any offences for which you have been convicted even if they are spent including motoring offences and fixed penaly notices, can they enforce this, my mate has an offence going back more than 50 years, why do they need this information

Author:  x-ray [ Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Licence renewals

There is no such thing as a “spent” conviction if you are dealing with children or vulnerable people. We are exempt from the rehabilitation of offenders act. Having said, I’m sure your mate will be ok after 50 years. (unless he did something heinous)

Author:  Sussex [ Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Licence renewals

A bridge too far wrote:
on the new renewal form for York, you have to declare any offences for which you have been convicted even if they are spent including motoring offences and fixed penaly notices, can they enforce this, my mate has an offence going back more than 50 years, why do they need this information

Because taxi/PH drivers have been known to tell fibs about their pasts.

The council need to make a judgement of the fitness of an applicant, and to do that they need proper background checks.

Now if someone has been done for shoplifting 50 years ago then that's not going to be a problem to re-license, however if a person got done for rape or sexual violence, then that needs to be taking into account.

In respect of motoring offences, the council need to know if the driver is a f***ing nutter, and even if the license has no or just a few points they need to check their history to ensure they didn't have, say 20 points five years ago.

Or if the applicant has been done for drink driving three or four times in the past.

Author:  A bridge too far [ Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:34 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Licence renewals

WE all sign a form giving them access to our drivers licence, and all declarations are made at the time of applying, we are DBS checked every three years, we get the feeling they are being awkward, as we have taken them to task regarding Uber, who come here even though they are not licensed and continually flout the law.

Author:  Sussex [ Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Licence renewals

A bridge too far wrote:
WE all sign a form giving them access to our drivers licence, and all declarations are made at the time of applying, we are DBS checked every three years, we get the feeling they are being awkward, as we have taken them to task regarding Uber, who come here even though they are not licensed and continually flout the law.

You could be right, but it's not uncommon for councils to ask drivers for their complete criminal/driving history.

Part of the problem is that the DBS checks aren't always as accurate as we would all hope.

Author:  wannabeeahack [ Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Licence renewals

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=33985

Author:  mancityfan [ Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:59 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Licence renewals

Can’t see a problem, :roll:

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