Wednesday January 23, 2019
For the road ahead

Updated Department for Transport Guidance

18/12/2018

The Department for Transport has released the latest version of guidance on the drivers' hours and working time rules and how to deal with emergency and urgent situations; including advice on how and when to request a temporary relaxation of the rules. 

The guidance is reviewed periodically to keep it up-to-date and the latest version can be viewed and downloaded from the link below: 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/emergency-exemption-and-temporary-relaxation-of-drivers-hours-and-working-time-rules

The revised guidance takes provides further advice on the use of the emergency exemption in the EU drivers' hours rules to deal with weather related events.

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