Updated Guidance – Emergency Exemption & Temporary Relaxation of Drivers’ Hours and Working Time Rules


The Department for Transport produces guidance on the drivers’ hours and working time rules and how to deal with emergency and urgent situations; including advice on how and when to request a temporary relaxation of the rules.  The guidance is reviewed periodically to keep it up-to-date and the latest version can be viewed and downloaded from the link below: 


For example, the revised guidance takes provides further advice on the use of the emergency exemption in the EU drivers’ hours rules to deal with weather related events.