Forthcoming Legislation

Heavy Commercial Vehicles in Kent (No 2) Order 2019

Reference
SI 2019/ (this document has been published without an SI number)
Effective
At the same time as the Heavy Commercial Vehicles in Kent (No 1) Order 2019 (which has not yet been published)

This Order enables the movement of cross-Channel lorries in Kent to be controlled by regulating access to the road network.

Heavy Commercial Vehicles in Kent (No 3) Order 2019

Reference
SI 2019/1210
Effective
At the same time as the Heavy Commercial Vehicles in Kent (No 1) Order 2019 (which has not yet been published)

This Order enables the movement of cross-Channel lorries in Kent to be controlled by regulating access to the road network.

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.

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

Reference
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) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019

Reference
2019/12
Effective
EU Exit Day

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

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.

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.

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.