The general rule is that drivers of passenger vehicles constructed or permanently adapted for carrying more than nine persons including the driver in the UK will need to comply with the EU rules on drivers’ hours. There are, however, a number of exemptions from this general rule. If such an exemption applies, then the domestic hours’ rules will usually need to be followed instead.

This topic looks at when the British domestic hours’ rules apply and the requirements of these rules.

When do drivers’ hours apply?

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