Legislative changes to comply with new European Regulation on drivers' hours

Close date: 17 January 2007

The Government consults on proposals to change UK legislation to comply with European Regulation 561/2006/EC on drivers' hours, the main provisions of which are in force from 11 April 2007. The changes include the insertion into the Transport Act 1968 of a new definition of 'driving time' based on the automatic recordings of a tachograph and the introduction of a new penalty to make transport undertakings automatically liable for infringements of the new rules.
Consultation document:
Legislative changes to comply with new European Regulation on drivers' hours