Holland to start inspections to stop drivers taking 45-hour weekly rest in the cab
On 20 December 2017 the European Court of Justice ruled that drivers may not spend their regular 45-hour weekly rest in the vehicle, thus confirming member states’ right to impose fine for non-compliance with the regulation.
In the middle of January the Dutch minister of infrastructure Cora van Nieuwenhuizen announced plans to launch nationwide inspections to enforce the ban since February.
Drivers who break the regulation will face fines of 1500 euros.
Hungary introduces night-time exemptions from the HGV driving ban during the Pentacost weekend
The Hungarian Ministry of Transport has approved night-time breaks in the driving ban for vehicles with a GVW above 7.5t during the Pentecost...
Flooding and impassable roads in northern Italy
Because of heavy rains that have hit the central part of northern Italy, many roads are impassable and closed.The list of affected areas includes the...
Catalonia: HGV restrictions on AP-7 from May 12 to October 15
Fllowing the abolition of toll charges on some motorway sections, traffic volume has significantly increased, causing difficulties for drivers leaving or...