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July 23, 2009

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Views invited on drivers’-hours rules

The Department for Transport has published a consultation on the rules

covering UK domestic drivers’ hours. The rules set daily driving and

duty limits and, in some instances, break and rest requirements, in

order to promote good road safety.

As well as van and many bus drivers, these apply to refuse-collection and breakdown vehicles, plus a range of other professional drivers.

They do not apply to lorries or buses on longer routes, which come under the scope of European Union drivers’-hours rules.

Copies of the consultation report are available at www/

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