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School bus drivers banned for driving without a rest and falsifying records

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Schoolchildren’s lives were put at risk by a bus company director who transported pupils during illegally long shifts of up to 24 hours without a break.

Matthew Wright, of Wrights Coaches based in Wroxham and Norwich, has been banned from operating a bus company after being found to have committed 41 offences in a three-month period.

Five of his drivers also had their commercial driving licences suspended or revoked after committing a further 22 offences, the Office of the Traffic Commissioner ruled.

Wright and his drivers falsified information held by vehicles’ tachographs, the units which record whether haulage and coach drivers have driven too many hours without a break.

His company PTS Group Ltd, trading as Wrights Coaches, provides........

© Norwich Evening News

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