Driving Safety Upgrade: EU Council Unveils Bold Revisions for Bus Drivers’ Rest Rules

The Council has adopted a common position on the European Commission’s proposal to revise rules for bus drivers, aiming to enhance road safety and working conditions for those providing occasional bus and coach services in Europe. The proposed amendments include introducing flexibility into break and rest time rules, catering to the unique work patterns of drivers while ensuring effectiveness in preventing fatigue. The Council’s position incorporates elements of flexibility suggested by the Commission but introduces amendments related to scope and safeguards. Key provisions include flexibility in rest periods and control measures to streamline documentation. For further details, refer to the official news page: Road safety: Council adopts position on revised rules for bus drivers – Consilium (