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Driver Information Systems: Licensing

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 21 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what conditions his Department has applied to the issue of licences for dynamic route guidance systems. (249322)

Those seeking licences have been obliged to submit to an independent assessment, commissioned by the Department for Transport, of the adequacy of the drivers’ interaction with the equipment (with the aim of ensuring that the risk of driver distraction has been minimised). Assurance that the relevant product categorises roads appropriately for routeing has also been required and the licences issued have themselves included various requirements regarding for example record-keeping.