Guidance

Understanding EU drivers’ hours and working time rules

Simplified rules for drivers of large goods vehicles and passenger-carrying vehicles, including how long you can drive and work, and the breaks you should take.

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European Union (EU) rules on drivers' hours and working time: simplified guidance

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This guidance aims to help drivers better understand how EU drivers’ hours and working time rules relate to each other.

These rules apply to drivers of large goods vehicles and passenger-carrying vehicles.

This guidance is not a substitute for the current full guidance documents on drivers’ hours and working time.

This simplified guidance was drafted following a recommendation in a report from a stakeholder (trade associations and unions) working group.

Published 9 March 2015
Last updated 28 March 2017 + show all updates
  1. Guidance updated to clarify some points.
  2. First published.