Forthcoming Legislation

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.

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.

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.

Drivers’ Hours and Tachographs (Amendment) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/596
Effective
Parts 1 and 4: 11 April 2019; Parts 2 and 3: EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation relating to drivers’ hours and tachographs continues to operate correctly.

Rights of Passengers in Bus and Coach Transport (Amendment, etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
2019/141
Effective
EU Exit day

These regulations address failures of retained EU law to operate effectively in the field of the rights of passengers in bus and coach transport and other deficiencies arising from Brexit.

International Road Passenger Transport (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/973
Effective
Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation in Northern Ireland in respect of international bus and coach services continues to operate effectively.

Regulation (EC) No 1370/2007 (Public Service Obligations in Transport) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

Reference
SI 2020/504
Effective
31 December 2020 (at the end of the Transition Period)

These Regulations amend Regulation (EC) 1370/2007 on public passenger transport services by rail and by road in so far as that Regulation applies in Great Britain.

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.

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.