Regolamento CE 561/2006
EC REGULATION 561/2006
EC Regulation 561/2006 currently defines the regulations in force in all EU member states on driving times/rest periods for bus drivers.
We adhere strictly to these regulations and employ two drivers for long journeys if necessary. So you can be assured that there will always be a “rested” driver at the wheel of our buses.
|EC REGULATION 561/2006||detail:|
|Driving time break||A. least 45 minutes after 4.5 hours of driving
B. a 15 minute break is allowed, if followed by another 30 minute break
|Daily driving time||A. 9 hours maximum
B. it can be extended to 10 hours at most, twice a week
|Weekly driving time||A. 56 hours maximum per week
B. 90 hours maximum (over two consecutive weeks)
|Daily rest periods||A. 11 hours minimum
B. it can be divided into 2 periods. In this case, there must be at least 12 resting hours. It can be divided into 3 and then 9 hours.
C. there can be 3 reduced daily rest periods between 2 weekly rest periods. Compensation is not required anymore!
D. in case of a journey with more than one driver, at least 9 hours every 30 hours
|Weekly rest periods||A. 45 hours minimum, including a daily rest period
B. there can be a reduction to 24 hours, but the following must be met within 2 weeks:
a) 2 45-hour rest periods, or
b) 1 45-hour rest period with, additionally, a rest period of at least 24 hours (a compensatory rest period must be taken within 3 weeks)
C. the weekly rest period must be planned after six 24-hour periods (no exceptions are permitted!)