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Drivers Hours Rules Relaxed With Forth Road Bridge Closure

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Relaxation in Drivers’ Hours

Following calls from the Scottish government the Department for Transport has agreed to a temporary and limited, exceptional relaxation of the enforcement of EU drivers’ hours and working-time rules for:

  • drivers involved in the distribution of freight and passenger services within scope of the regulation whose journeys are delayed or extended due to the closure of the Forth Road Bridge in Scotland


This temporary relaxation applies from 00:01 on Tuesday 8 December 2015 and ends at 23:59 on Wednesday 6 January 2016 (it will last for up to 30 days or and until the bridge is re-opened during that period).

The drivers for whom this relaxation applies to will be able to extend their daily driving limit from 9 hours to 11 hours every day, extend the weekly driving limit from 56 hours to 66 hours and extend the fortnightly driving limit from 90 hours to 110 hours.

Click the link the link below to read the official notice

Drivers Hours Relaxed Following Forth Road Bridge Closure