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Parliamentary questions
3 October 2007
Answer given by Mr Barrot on behalf of the Commission

The notion ‘away from base’ should be understood as a location which is neither the main place of business of the undertaking from where the driver usually carries out his/her duties, nor the driver's home. In such a case the driver is allowed to take daily or reduced weekly rest of at least 24 hours in the vehicle, provided it is stationary and it has suitable sleeping facilities.

When the driver takes regular weekly rest away from base, this time may not be spent in the vehicle. Member States' authorities are responsible for the enforcement of this prohibition. The records on the vehicle's recording equipment and the driver's card or chart provide sufficient proof regarding compliance with the weekly rest period requirement. There is, however, no requirement in Community law to provide evidence as to where the driver has spent weekly rest.

OJ C 191, 29/07/2008
Last updated: 28 November 2007Legal notice