1. Overview

If you drive a goods vehicle or a passenger-carrying vehicle you must follow the rules on how many hours you can drive and the breaks that you need to take.

There are 3 sets of rules that could apply to your journey:

The rules that apply depend on:

  • the type of vehicle you’re driving
  • which country you’re driving in

Read the following guides for more information:

Drivers’ hours checklists

You can also print out the ‘Staying legal’ checklists, which cover the basic rules: