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The Drivers’ Hours and Tachographs (Amendment) Regulations 2023

25 October 2023


  • Regulation (EU) 2016/799 implementing Regulation (EU) No 165/2014 laying down the requirements for the construction, testing, installation, operation and repair of tachographs and their components

  • GB Retained: Regulation (EU) 165/2014 on tachographs in road transport, repealing Regulation (EEC) 3821/85 on recording equipment in road transport and amending Regulation (EC) 561/2006 on the harmonisation of certain social legislation relating to road transport

Comes into force: 21st August 2023

Jurisdiction: UK

Amendment of Regulation (EU) 2016/799

From 21st February 2023, newly registered vehicles which are used for the carriage of passengers or goods by road must be equipped with the second version of smart tachographs (smart tachograph 2*).

*A smart tachograph 2 records border crossings using a digital map as well as when a vehicle is being loaded and unloaded. There are also stronger anti-tamper mechanisms.

Amendment of Regulation (EU) 165/2014

From 21st February 2024, vehicles must contain the second version of smart tachographs ('smart tachograph 2'), which has stronger anti-tamper mechanisms and more advanced features.

From 21st August 2023, vehicles registered for the first time must record information on border-crossing.

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