Tachodisc In The News
Changes to Operator Compliance Risk Score
On 30th April 2012, VOSA will be introducing a number of changes to the current Operator Compliance Risk Score (OCRS) which should create a more robust, more flexible and accurate system.
The key changes are as follows:
Predictive scores will be replaced with no score – a ‘grey fleet’ marking. This will show that VOSA has no data with which to rate that operator’s risk of non-compliance.
VOSA will be moving from a rolling two-year dataset that calculates the OCRS from the end of the previous month to a rolling three-year dataset, starting from May 2009, which will calculate the OCRS from the end of the previous week.
To help operators understand the points system more clearly, VOSA is changing the point allocation for traffic offences to the same system as for mechanical defects – graduated based on the severity of the offence. So, rather than different points for each defect or offence, they will be moving to a set number of points based upon the seriousness of the defect or offence.
Rather than allocating a score when VOSA sends the paperwork to a court to issue a summons, points for a prosecution will in future only be added in the instance of a conviction.
To see a list of frequently asked questions visit http://www.dft.gov.uk/vosa/repository/OCRS%20FAQs%2015%20Feb%202012.pdf