Consultation on professional drivers' hours

Close date: 13 October 2009

The Government consults on the daily driving and duty limits of UK professional drivers. The consultation covers many bus and van drivers, refuse collection and breakdown vehicles, and many other professional drivers. It questions the extent to which other regulatory safeguards support the protection of road safety and driver safeguards. The consultation also reviews the research into what links exist between long driving hours and fatigue and the rules in other countries to see if the UK could learn from international experience and contains a driver and operator survey to review the use and awareness of the rules.
Consultation document: Review of the UK domestic drivers' hours rules (on the Department for Transport website)
Consultation responses: Responses to Review of UK domestic drivers' hours rules