Drivers’ hours and tachographs: buses and coaches

Rules on drivers’ hours and tachographs for passenger vehicles in Great Britain and Europe.

This guide (sometimes known as the ‘PSV375’) gives general guidance about drivers’ and tachograph rules for passenger carrying vehicles.

It reflects the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency’s current enforcement policy. It does not reflect the interpretation of the law in other countries.

Check the legislation in annex 1 and get legal advice to check your legal position.

  1. Introduction Overview of which drivers' hours and tachograph rules for passenger carrying vehicles apply in different situations.
  2. 1. EU and AETR rules on drivers’ hours How the EU drivers' hours rules for passenger carrying vehicles work.
  3. 2. Great Britain domestic rules on drivers’ hours How the drivers' hours Great Britain domestic rules work for passenger carrying vehicles.
  4. 3. Mixed EU/AETR and GB domestic driving How the drivers' hours rules work when you're driving a passenger carrying vehicle under a mix of the EU and Great Britain rules.
  5. 4. Tachograph rules The rules about the tachograph that must be used by drivers to record EU or AETR drivers' hours in a passenger carrying vehicle.
  6. 5. Responsibilities of vehicle operators Legal responsibilities and liabilities transport business have for their own and their drivers' compliance with the regulations.
  7. 6. Enforcement and penalties The powers and sanctions available to enforce breaches of drivers' hours and tachograph rules.
  8. Annex 1: Legislation The legislation about drivers' hours rules.
  9. Annex 2: Working time rules The working time rules that apply to you depend on whether you drive a vehicle in scope of the EU or GB domestic drivers’ hours rules.