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Drivers' hours: rules and guidance

Rules for lorry, bus and coach drivers on how many hours you can drive, exemptions from the rules, and when the rules can be relaxed temporarily.

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  1. Drivers' hours
  2. Staying legal: heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers
  3. Staying legal: public service vehicle (PSV) drivers

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Drivers’ hours and tachograph rules manuals

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Temporary relaxations

Published 14 May 2014
Last updated 18 March 2020 + show all updates
  1. Guidance on temporary relaxation of the enforcement of EU drivers’ hours rules added to the collection.

  2. Guidance for severe weather driving.

  3. Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of drivers’ hours and working time rules: delivery of LPG.

  4. Added 'Drivers’ hours: changes to fines for commercial drivers' to the collection.

  5. Added 'Temporary relaxation of the EU drivers’ hours rules: transport of pigs from Scotland to abattoirs in England'.

  6. Updated with links to the manuals for rules on drivers' hours and tachograph for goods and passenger carrying vehicles in Great Britain and Europe.

  7. Published 'Temporary relaxation of the EU drivers' hours rules: closure of Forth Road Bridge, 18 to 20 February 2016'.

  8. Published 'Temporary relaxation of the EU drivers’ hours rules: closure of Forth Road Bridge, 18 February to 24 March 2016'.

  9. Published 'Temporary relaxation of the EU drivers’ hours rules: closure of Forth Road Bridge, 12 January to 15 February 2016'

  10. Notification of temporary relaxation of the EU drivers’ hours rules due to the closure of the Forth road bridge.

  11. Added 'Temporary relaxation of the EU drivers’ hours rules: Port of Calais industrial action' to the collection.

  12. First published.