The Drivers’ Hours (Passenger and Goods Vehicles) (Exemption) Regulations 1996

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Published: 1996-02-08

Statutory Instruments
1996 No. 240

ROAD TRAFFIC
The Drivers’ Hours (Passenger and Goods Vehicles) (Exemption) Regulations 1996

Made
8th February 1996

Laid before Parliament
8th February 1996

Coming into force
9th February 1996

The Secretary of State for Transport, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 96(10) of the Transport Act 1968(1) and now vested in him(2) and of all the enabling powers, after consultation with representative organisations in accordance with section 101(6) of that Act, hereby makes the following Regulations:—

1.  The Regulations may be cited as the Drivers’ Hours (Passenger and Goods Vehicles) (Exemption) Regulations 1996 and shall come into force on 9th February 1996.

2.  Until 18th February 1996 a driver who during any working day or any working week spends time in driving passenger or goods vehicles and who spends time driving or on duty during that day or week to meet the special need occasioned by severe weather conditions in Great Britain or the effects or consequences of such severe weather conditions is exempted from the requirements of the domestic drivers’ hours code in respect of that day or that week.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Transport

Steven Norris
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport,
Department of Transport
8th February 1996

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Rules)
These Regulations exempt until 18th February 1996 from the requirements of section 96(1) to (6) of the Transport Act 1968 a driver who during any working day or any working week spends time in driving passenger or goods vehicles and who spends time driving or on duty during that day or week to meet the special need occasioned by severe weather conditions in Great Britain or the effects or consequences of such severe weather conditions in respect of that day or that week.


(1)
1968 c. 73: Part VI of the Transport Act 1968 is modified by section 4 of and Schedule 4 to the European Communities Act 1972 c. 68; section 2 of the Road Traffic (Drivers’ Ages and Hours of Work) Act 1976 c. 3; section 10 of the Transport Act 1978 c. 55; section 32 of the Magistrates Courts Act 1980 c. 43; sections 38, 39 and 46 of and Schedule 3 to the Criminal Justice Act 1982 c. 48; section 3 of and Schedule 2 to the Transport Act 1985; section 4 of and Schedule 3 to the Road Traffic (Consequential Provisions) Act 1988 c. 54; section 48 of and Schedule 4 to the Road Traffic Act 1991 c. 40; and by S.I.s 1970/257, 1971/818, 1979/1746, 1981/1373, 1982/2121, 1984/144, 1986/1457, 1986/1458, 1986/1459, 1989/2121, 1991/381 and 1994/1838.

(2)
S.I. 1970/1681, 1976/1775, 1979/571 and 1981/238.
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