Forthcoming Legislation

Safe operation of ro-ro passenger ships and high-speed passenger craft

Reference
2017/2110
Effective
21 December 2019

An EU directive has been published on a system of inspections for the safe operation of ro-ro passenger ships and high-speed passenger craft in regular service.

Initial qualification and periodic training of drivers

Reference
COM(2017) 47 final
Effective
2019

The European Commission has put forward a proposal to update the Driver CPC Directive.

Transport (Scotland) Act 2019

Reference
2019 asp 17
Effective
Provisions of this Act come into force on such day as the Scottish Ministers may by Regulations appoint

The Transport (Scotland) Act 2019 includes: proposals for a National Transport Strategy; a proposed ban on double parking and pavement parking; provision for local councils to run bus services; and for them to introduce a workplace parking levy.

Access to the occupation of road transport operator and to the international road transport market (“Europe on the Move” package)

Reference
COM(2017) 281 final
Effective
2019

The European Commission has put forward a proposal to update the regulations on access to the occupation of road transport operator and to the international road transport market.

Charging HGVs for the use of certain roads (“Europe on the Move” package)

Reference
COM(2017) 276 final
Effective
2019

The European Commission has put forward a proposal to update the Eurovignette Directive on charging HGVs for the use of certain roads.

Charging vehicles for the use of certain roads (“Europe on the Move” package)

Reference
COM(2017) 275 final
Effective
2019

The European Commission has put forward a proposal to extend the scope of Directive 1999/62/EC on the charging of HGVs for the use of certain roads to other vehicles.

Driving times, rest periods and tachographs (“Europe on the Move” package)

Reference
COM(2017) 277 final
Effective
2019

The European Commission has put forward a proposal to update regulations on driving times, rest periods and tachographs.

Electronic road toll systems (“Europe on the Move” package)

Reference
COM(2017) 280 final
Effective
2019

The European Commission has put forward a proposal on the interoperability of electronic road toll systems.

Posting of drivers in the road transport sector (“Europe on the Move” package)

Reference
COM(2017) 278 final
Effective
2019

The European Commission has put forward a proposal to update the directive on the posting of drivers in the road transport sector.

Use of hired goods vehicles

Reference
COM(2017) 282 final
Effective
2019

The European Commission has put forward a proposal to update the directive on the use of vehicles hired without drivers for the carriage of goods by road.

Common rules for combined transport of goods between Member States

Reference
COM(2017) 648 final
Effective
2019

The European Commission has put forward a proposal to update Directive 92/106/EEC on the establishment of common rules for certain types of combined transport of goods between Member States.

EU type-approval legislation and Brexit

Reference
COM(2018) 397 final
Effective
2019

The European Commission has put forward a proposal to complement EU type-approval legislation with regard to the withdrawal of the UK from the Union.

Regulation (EU) 2019/1892 amending Regulation (EU) 1230/2012 as regards type-approval requirements for certain motor vehicles fitted with elongated cabs and for aerodynamic devices and equipment for motor vehicles and their trailers

Reference
Regulation (EU) 2019/1892
Effective
1 January 2020

An EU Regulation has been published amending previous type-approval legislation to take account of motor vehicles with elongated cabs other aerodynamic features.

Emission performance standards for new cars and vans

Reference
COM(2017) 676 final
Effective
1 January 2020

The European Commission has put forward a proposal to set emission performance standards for new cars and light commercial vehicles.

Vehicle Drivers (Certificates of Professional Competence) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Reference
SI 2018/1004
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that the UK’s domestic system regarding certificates of professional competence continues to operate effectively after Brexit.

Department for Transport (Fees) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Reference
SI 2018/1121
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following the withdrawal of the UK from the EU, legislation concerning various Fees Orders in the field of road traffic will be suitably amended.

International Road Transport Permits (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Reference
SI 2018/1204
Effective
21 November 2018 and EU Exit Day

These regulations prohibit an operator from using a UK-registered goods vehicle for transporting goods on an international journey to, in or through a relevant country without an international road transport permit.

Road Vehicles (Registration, Registration Plates and Excise Exemption) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Reference
SI 2018/1295
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations relate to vehicle registration, vehicle registration plates and exemption from vehicle excise duty for certain vehicles brought temporarily into the UK.

Heavy Goods Vehicles (Charging for the Use of Certain Infrastructure on the Trans-European Road Network) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Reference
SI 2018/1352
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation in the field of road tolling and user charging continues to operate effectively.

Driving Licences (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SR 2019/194
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations relate to driving licences and address failures of retained EU law to operate effectively and other deficiencies arising from Brexit.

Drivers’ Hours and Tachographs (Amendment, etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/453
Effective
The section affecting AETR came into effect on 26 March 2019; the second part comes into effect on EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that legislation affecting drivers’ hours and tachographs continues to operate effectively after Brexit.

Road Vehicles and Non-Road Mobile Machinery (Type Approval) (Amendment) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/691
Effective
29 March 2019 (for Part 3) and EU Exit Day (the remaining sections)

These regulations vary the date for commencement of Part 3 of the Road Vehicles and Non-Road Mobile Machinery (Type-Approval) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.

Road Vehicle Emission Performance Standards (Cars and Vans) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/550
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation relating to carbon dioxide emission performance targets for cars and vans continues to operate effectively.

Heavy Duty Vehicles (Emissions and Fuel Consumption) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/846
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation concerning the monitoring and reporting of emissions from, and fuel consumption of, new heavy-duty vehicles continues to operate effectively.

Regulation (EU) 2019/1795 amending Regulations (EU) 2019/501 and (EU) 2019/502 as regards their periods of application

Reference
Regulation (EU) 2019/1795
Effective
Exit day (unless a withdrawal agreement has been concluded with the United Kingdom)

An EU Regulation has been published to ensure basic road freight and road passenger connectivity between the Union and the United Kingdom after Brexit.

Alternative Fuel Labelling and Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019

Reference
2019/421
Effective
22 March and 1 September 2019, 1 April 2020

These regulations implement requirements in Directive 2014/94/EU on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure intended to standardise the labelling of types of motor vehicle fuel.

Lorry and bus driver training

Reference
2018/645
Effective
23 May 2020

An EU directive has been published amending Directive 2003/59/EC on the training of drivers and Directive 2006/126/EC on driving licences.

Tyre labelling

Reference
COM(2018) 296 final
Effective
1 June 2020

The European Commission has put forward a proposal to improve and update tyre labels.

Roadside inspection of commercial vehicles

Reference
2017/2205
Effective
20 May 2018 and 30 June 2020

An EU regulation has been published setting out rules concerning the procedures for the notification of commercial vehicles with major or dangerous deficiencies identified during a technical roadside inspection.

Posting of workers

Reference
2018/957
Effective
30 July 2020

An EU directive has been published updating the rules on people sent to work in another Member State.

Motor vehicles and their trailers

Reference
2018/858
Effective
1 September 2020

An EU regulation has been published on the approval and market surveillance of motor vehicles and their trailers.

Directive 2019/1161/EU amending Directive 2009/33/EC on the promotion of clean and energy-efficient road transport vehicles

Reference
Directive (EU) 2019/1161
Effective
2 August 2021

A directive has been published amending the EU’s Clean Vehicle Directive.

Interoperability of electronic road toll systems and cross-border exchange of information on failure to pay road fees

Reference
2019/520
Effective
19 October 2021

An EU directive has been published replacing Directive 2004/52/EC on the interoperability of electronic road toll systems.

Tackling road accidents through vehicle design

Reference
COM(2018) 286 final
Effective
2022

The European Commission has put forward a proposal on type-approval requirements for motor vehicles and their trailers as regards their general safety.