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Parliamentary questions
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1 December 2017
Question for written answer P-007440-17
to the Commission
Rule 130
Peter Kouroumbashev (S&D)

 Subject:  Provisions on weekly cabin rest periods
 Answer in writing 

The Commission has proposed an ambiguous text amending Regulation (EU) 165/2014(1). On the one hand, it specifies that drivers need to spend their regular weekly rest periods outside the cabin, in adequate accommodation with appropriate sleeping and sanitary facilities. On the other hand, it includes a provision allowing drivers to take two consecutive weekly rest periods within a four-week period, in the cabin of the vehicle. Can the Commission specify if there is a general ban on sleeping in the cabin for the regular weekly rest or if there is an exemption foreseen?

(1)Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 561/2006 as regards on minimum requirements on maximum daily and weekly driving times, minimum breaks and daily and weekly rest periods and Regulation (EU) 165/2014 as regards positioning by means of tachograph (COM(2017)0277, 31 May 2017).

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