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The temporary relaxation relating to Large Goods Vehicles, expires at midnight on Wednesday 6 January 2016.
The Department for Transport agreed to a temporary and limited, exceptional relaxation of the enforcement of EU drivers’ hours and working-time rules for:
drivers involved in the distribution of freight services within scope of the regulation
drivers whose journeys are delayed or extended due to the partial closure of the Forth Road Bridge in Scotland
This is pursuant to Article 14(2) of Regulation (EC) No 561/2006.
The temporary relaxation of the EU drivers’ hours rules reflects the exceptional circumstances of the unexpected closure of the Forth Road Bridge. The department wishes to emphasise that, as a general rule, we expect business to plan for and manage the risks of disruption to supply chains.