Industry News: Drivers' hours exemptions in extreme weather

Saturday 3rd March 2018

The Department for Transport has published guidance on special dispensation for HGV drivers to exceed drivers' hours to find a safe stopping point in the event of extreme weather.

In a statement on its website, the DfT said: “During special circumstances, such as extreme weather events, normal drivers’ hours limits can be exceeded in order for drivers to reach a safe stopping place necessary for public safety (including the safety of the driver, other road users, the load or and the vehicle).”

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