GB Driving Hours Relaxation to End

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The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced that the relaxation of GB drivers’ hours will end on Sunday 14 June, a minute before midnight.

The update in DfT guidance published this week follows the end of the temporary relaxation to the EU drivers’ hours rules on 31 May 2020.

Relaxation of GB drivers’ hours rules allows the replacement of the GB duty time limit of 11 hours with 12 hours, and replacement of the GB daily driving time limit of 10 hours with 11 hours.

‘Drivers can only take advantage of this temporary relaxation five days in any seven-day period and must take a rest period of 24 hours within the same 7-day period when taking advantage of this relaxation,’ a spokesperson explained. ‘The GB drivers’ hours relaxation applies from 00:01 on Monday 23 March 2020 until 23:59 on Sunday 14 June 2020.’

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