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Mobility and Transport

Driving & Rest times

Legal acts

Regulation (EU) 2020/1054 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 July 2020 amending Regulation (EC) No 561/2006 as regards minimum requirements on maximum daily and weekly driving times, minimum breaks and daily and weekly rest periods and Regulation (EU) No 165/2014 as regards positioning by means of tachographs

Questions and Answers

DISCLAIMER: This set of questions and answers was prepared by the Commission services and does not commit the European Commission. Only the Court of Justice of the European Union is competent to authoritatively interpret Union law.

Mobility Package 1 is in force and the social provisions on driving times and rest conditions of drivers have been applying since 20 August 2020. The priority of the European Commission now is to ensure a common understanding and consistent implementation of the new provisions. Therefore, the Commission prepared the following first set of Questions and Answers to address most pressing implementation questions raised by the sector. This will be gradually complemented by further questions and answers on the other provisions of Mobility Package 1, where necessary. It should serve as the guide for drivers, road transport operators and enforcers to ensure that the rules are applied and controlled in a harmonized manner throughout the EU.

Questions and Answers on the implementation of Mobility Package 1 (part 1) (under revision)
18 OCTOBER 2021
Questions and Answers on the implementation of Mobility Package 1 (part 2)

Note - Enforcement of Article 8(8) of Regulation (EC) No 561/2006

This note provides guidance on how to implement and control compliance with Article 8(8) of Regulation (EC) No 561/2006. According to this Article, regular weekly rest periods and any weekly rest period of more than 45 hours taken in compensation for previous reduced weekly rest periods shall not be taken in a vehicle. They shall be taken in suitable gender-friendly accommodation with adequate sleeping and sanitary facilities. Any costs for accommodation outside the vehicle shall be covered by the employer.

22 MARCH 2023
Note on enforcement practices of Article 8(8) of Regulation (EC) No 561/2006 on the ban to take regular weekly rest periods in a vehicle