European Union (Vehicle Drivers Certificate of Professional Competence) (Amendment) Regulations 2020
Title: European Union (Vehicle Drivers Certificate of Professional Competence) (Amendment) Regulations 2020
Amends/Commences: European Communities (Vehicle Drivers Certificate of Professional Competence) (No. 2) Regulations 2008
Comes into force: 26th of May 2020
Jurisdiction: Republic or Ireland
These amending Regulations amend Directive 2003/59/EC on the initial qualification and periodic training of drivers of certain road vehicles for the carriage of goods or passengers, which these Regulations implement. This primarily changes the scope of the Regulations and the vehicles which they cover.
Vehicles and drivers covered by the Regulations
Changes are made to the types and actives of vehicles covered by the regulations including:
Transport of humanitarian aid
Maintenance staff driving a category D or D1 vehicle
Drivers operating a vehicle in a rural area to supply their business
Full definitions of the categories of vehicle are removed and replaced with reference to the definitions given in the Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006; to ensure consistency across the Regulations.
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