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Drivers Hours Changes


SUMMARY OF CHANGES BETWEEN THE "OLD" AND "NEW" REGULATIONS

 Old RegulationsNew regulations from 11th April  2007
Definition of week 00.00 hours Monday to 24.00 hours Sunday Definition retained
Daily Driving 9 hours, can be extended to 10 hours twice a week No change
Weekly Driving There is no weekly driving specified in the current legislation A weekly driving limit of 56 hours is specified in the new legislation
Fortnightly Driving Maximum 90 hours driving per fortnight Maximum 90 hours in any two consecutive weeks
Breaks from driving 45 minutes after maximum 41/2 hours driving but may be replaced by 3 x min 15 minutes over drive period. 45 minutes break after maximum 4.5 hours driving but may be replaced by one minimum 15 minute break followed by a minimum 30 minute break
Daily Rest 11 hours in the 24 hour period commencing at the end of the last daily or weekly rest period. This may be reduced to a minimum of 9 hours no more than three times per fixed week 11 hours in the 24hours period commencing at the end of the last daily or weekly rest period. This may be reduced to 9 hours no more than three times between any two weekly rest periods. There is no compensation required Where a driver chooses to take daily rest periods away from base, they may be taken in a vehicle provided that there are suitable sleeping facilities for each driver and the vehicle is stationary
Split Daily Rest May be made up of 2 or 3 periods totaling 12 hours. Each period must be no less than 1 hour, with the last period being at least 8 hours The 12 hour rest period may be taken in two periods. The first period must be at least 3 hours, and the second at least 9 hours
Weekly Rest 45 hours can be reduced to 36 hours at base or 24 away from base - compensation required Within six 24 hour periods from the end of the last weekly rest period, a driver will extend a daily rest period into either; a regular weekly rest period of at least 45 hours, or a reduced weekly rest period of less than 45 hours but at least 24 hours. In any two consecutive weeks, a driver shall take at least two regular rest periods, or one regular weekly rest period and one reduced weekly rest period of at lest 24 hours. However, the reduction shall be compensated by an equivalent period of rest taken en bloc before the end of the third week following the week in question
Multi-manning 8 hours rest in 30 hours for each driver, with the need for all crew members to be present with the vehicle at all times with that period Within 30 hours of the end of a daily or weekly rest period, a driver engaged in multi-manning must have taken a new daily rest period of at least 9 hours. For the first hour of multi-manning the presence of another driver or drivers is optional, but for the remainder of the period it is compulsory
Site driving driving on roads not open to the public is not calculated as driving time Driving that is entirely or in part on roads open to the public will be calculated as driving time
Ferry crossings Where a driver accompanies a vehicle which is transported by ferry boat or train, daily rest may be interrupted once, provided part of the rest is taken on land, the interruption may be no more than 1 hour (including customs formalities), the driver has access to a bunk or couchette during both portions of rest, and the rest period is increased by 2 hours Where a driver accompanies a vehicle which is transported by ferry boat or train, and takes a regular (not less than 11 hour) daily rest period, that period may be interrupted not more than twice by other activities not exceeding one hour in total During that regular daily rest period the driver shall have access to a bunk or couchette
Non-Regular National carriage of Passengers-Weekly Rest concession In the case of National and International carriage of passengers, other than on regular services, the driver may postpone weekly rest until at the most the end of the twelfth day when two consecutive weekly rest periods must be taken Concession no longer applies
Carriage of passengers on National Regular Services The minimum break of not less than 30 minutes after a driving period not exceeding four hours. Such exceptions may be granted only in cases where breaks in driving of over 30 minutes could hamper the flow of urban traffic and where it is not possible for drivers to take a 15 minute break within four and a half hours of driving prior to a 30 minute break Concession no longer applies




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