The European Commission Mobility Package proposes a number of amendments to the driving and rest time rules (Regulation (EC) No 561/2006) and to the ‘smart’ tachograph regulation (Regulation (EU) 165/2014). The proposed changes to the driving and rest time have never been subject to any consultation process in the past 3 years. Hence, their significant negative impact on road and passenger safety, as well as on pay, working and living conditions of bus, coach and truck professional drivers. Hence, the havoc caused by these proposals among drivers, feeding into people’s distrust in the European social project.
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