Legislation Tracker

Forthcoming Legislation

Smart Tachographs

Reference: 2016/799

Effective: 2 March 2019

An EU regulation has been published laying down the requirements for the construction, testing, installation, operation and repair of digital tachographs.

Drivers’ Hours and Tachographs (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019

Reference: 2019/12

Effective: 11 March 2019

These regulations fully implement in Northern Ireland both the EC Drivers’ Hours Regulation and the EU Tachographs Regulation.

Trailer Registration Regulations 2018

Reference: 2018/1203

Effective: 21 November and 12 December 2018 and 28 March 2019

These regulations concern the registration of trailers in the context of the UK leaving the EU.

Road Safety (Financial Penalty Deposit) (Appropriate Amount) (Amendment) Order 2018

Reference: 2018/1233

Effective: 1 January and 28 March 2019

This Order concerns the financial penalty deposit to be paid with regard to an offence under the Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Act 2018, the Goods Vehicles (Community Licences) Regulations 2011 or the Trailer Registration Regulations 2018.

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

Reference: 2018/1004

Effective: 29 March 2019

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: 2018/1121

Effective: 29 March 2019

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: 2018/1204

Effective: 21 November 2018 and 29 March 2019

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: 2018/1295

Effective: 29 March 2019

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: 2018/1352

Effective: 29 March 2019

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: 2019/194

Effective: 29 March 2019

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

Construction, testing, installation, operation and repair of tachographs

Reference: 2018/502

Effective: 15 June 2019

An EU regulation has been published updating EU Regulation 2016/799 with regard to tachographs.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.