Study on rest time rules for bus and coach

Study on specific driving and rest time rules for bus and coach drivers in the EU

This study analysed appropriateness and impacts of a possible legislative revision to current EU rules on driving and rest times.


Specifically, this study investigated the possibility to introduce a distinct rulemaking to discipline driving and rest time rules for professional bus and coach drivers.

The study carried out a questionnaire-based survey covering 8 EU Member States which have been selected in a manner that allows to compare complementary country profiles.

An extension of the analysis has been granted in 2015 so to shoulder IRU position for a legislative revision in 2016 of the requirements on: 12-day derogation, weekly rest and daily spread-over.


Project Description

International Road Transport Union (IRU)

2013 – 2016

Silvia Maffii