Forthcoming Legislation

M4 Motorway (Junctions 3 to 12) (Variable Speed Limits) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/1430
Effective
25 November 2019

These regulations introduce variable speed limits to the eastbound and the westbound carriageways of the M4 motorway between junctions 3 and 12.

M11 Motorway (Junctions 8 to 9) (Offside Lane Restriction) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/1428
Effective
25 November 2019

These regulations prohibit the daytime use by heavy commercial vehicles of the offside lane of the both carriageways of the M11 motorway between junctions 8 and 9.

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.

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.

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.

Public Service Vehicles Accessibility Regulations 2000

Reference
SI 2000/1970
Effective
Immediately 30 August 2000 and 1 January 2020

These regulations aim to ensure that disabled people, including wheelchair users, can get on and off a regulated PSV in safety and without unreasonable difficulty.

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 UK)

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

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.

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.

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.

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.