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Parliamentary questions
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6 March 2019
E-001200-19
Question for written answer E-001200-19
to the Commission
Rule 130
Ole Christensen (S&D)

 Subject:  Interrupting drivers' rest periods
 Answer in writing 

A Danish lorry driver has informed me that the Swedish police are disturbing drivers who are taking their rest periods in order to carry out checks. In Denmark, the police may only interrupt a rest period in exceptional circumstances, when the vehicle needs to be moved. The driver concerned has tried to contact the Swedish transport authorities himself, but has not received any answer.

Is it consistent with EC law for the Swedish police to interrupt lorry drivers on their breaks when such interruptions do not involve the vehicle being moved?

Original language of question: DA 
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