Details of the Working Time Regulations 1998 (as amended) which apply to other workers (ie non-mobile workers) are provided in a separate topic, Working Time.

On 4 April 2005, the Road Transport (Working Time) Regulations 2005 came into effect. The regulations affect mobile workers (drivers, vehicle crew and others forming part of the travelling staff) who are subject to the EU drivers’ hours rules (EC Regulation 561/2006). The regulations apply to goods and passenger vehicles, including coaches and inter-urban bus services.

This was the first time that mobile workers were subject to restrictions on the number of hours they could work on average each week and at night.

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