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EU Regulations


EU RULES SUMMARY UPDATED 11TH APRIL 2007

A WEEK00.00 HRS ON MONDAY TO 24.00 HRS ON SUNDAY
DAILY DRIVING LIMIT9 HOURS MAY BE INCREASED TO 10 HOURS TWICE A WEEK 
DAILY REST PERIOD

11 CONSECUTIVE HOURS OF REST IN ANY 24 HRS.  (CAN BE REDUCED TO 9 HRS 3 TIMES A WEEK )

SPLIT RESTMAY BE TAKEN IN THE FORM OF TWO PERIODS - ONE OF 3 HOURS DURING THE DAY, AND ONE OF 9 HOURS OVERNIGHT
DOUBLE-MANNED DURING EACH PERIOD OF 30 HRS BOTH DRIVERS MUST HAVE A REST PERIOD OF AT LEAST 9 CONSECUTIVE HRS.
CONTINUOUS DRIVINGYOU MUST TAKE A BREAK OF AT LEAST 45 MINUTES FOLLOWING ANY PERIOD OF CONTINUOUS OR ACCUMULATED DRIVING TIME WHICH TOTALS 4 HOURS UNLESS YOU BEGIN A DAILY OR WEEKLY REST. YOU MAY IF PREFERRED SPLIT THIS INTO TWO PERIODS, THE FIRST OF A MINIMUM OF 15 MINUTES, FOLLOWED BY A SECOND OF A MINIMUM OF 30 MINUTES. A BREAK MAY BE CLAIMED WHILST IN THE PASSENGER SEAT OF A MOVING VEHICLE. WHILST ON A BREAK YOU CAN NOT DO ANY WORK CONNECTED WITH THE VEHICLE.(The interpretation of the regulation governing the above driving limit now has to take into account a judgement of the European Court of Justice dated 15 December 1993. The Court ruling states :- Where a driver has taken 45 minutes break, either as a single break or as two breaks, the first of at least 15 mins and the second of at least 30 mins during or at the end of the 4 hour period, the calculation should begin afresh, without taking account of the driving time and breaks previously completed by the driver.)
WEEKLY DRIVINGA WEEKLY DRIVING TIME LIMIT OF 56 HOURS IS SET
WEEKLY REST

Within six 24 hour driving periods from the end of the last weekly rest period, a driver will extend a daily rest period into either: a regular weekly rest period of at least 45 hours, or a reduced weekly rest period of less than 45 hours but at least 24 hours. In any two consecutive weeks, a driver shall take at least two regular weekly rest periods, or one regular and one reduced weekly rest period of at least 24 hours. However, the reduction shall be compensated by an equivalent period of rest taken en bloc before the end of the third week following the week in question. (This compensation may be added to a daily or weekly rest period).

FORTNIGHTLY DRIVING LIMIT 90 HRS.
DUTY LIMITSTHERE ARE NO DUTY LIMITS AS SUCH. HOWEVER THE DAILY REST REQUIREMENTS LIMIT THE NUMBER OF HOURS A DRIVER CAN WORK
SPREADOVER

13 HOURS OR UP TO 15 HOURS 3 TIMES A WEEK 

15 HOURS IF SPLIT REST IS TAKEN 

21 HOURS IF DOUBLE - MANNED




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