On 4 February 2014 the European Commission published EU Regulation 165/2014 (the new Regulation) on tachographs in road transport. The Regulation can be found here.
This new Regulation, takes effect between 2 March 2015 and 2 March 2016, repeals and replaces EU Regulation (EEC) 3821/85. It also amends EU Regulation (EC) 561/2006 on drivers’ hours rules.
The Government have set out how the Department for Transport (DfT) for Great Britain and the Department of Environment (DOE) for Northern Ireland plan to implement the new Regulation. However, they are seeking views on the areas where there is flexibility on implementation.
The feedback provided will hopefully allow the Government to make informed decisions on ways forward and understand the impact on the transport industry.
The new Regulation is directly applicable in all Member States and therefore we do not have to transpose it into domestic law for it to take effect. However, we do need to ensure that the requirements of the Regulation as they relate to the provision of enforcement and penalty measures are implemented within the UK.
The consultation closes on 12 May 2015 at 11.45pm.
Full details can be found here.
Posted on: 20.03.2015