Summary

A variety of legislation controls the hours of work of drivers engaged in the carriage of passengers in the UK. The main sets of rules that may apply are:

  • EC Regulation 561/2006, which came into effect in April 2007

  • British Domestic Hours Rules — these rules originated in the Transport Act 1968 and have been subject to amendment

  • European Agreement Concerning the Work of Crews Engaged in International Road Transport — these regulations affect drivers working on international operations beyond EEA territories (known as the AETR Regulations)

  • Road Transport (Working Time) Regulations — introduced in April 2005 to implement the Road Transport Directive.

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