Vehicle Inspectorate v Southern Coaches Ltd and others: QBD 23 Feb 2000

A coach driver travelled as a passenger in a company coach. He sought to count the time travelling as rest time under his tachograph measurements. The court found however that he would have been available to take over the driving during that period had occasion required. The regulations required the rest to be other than in a moving vehicle, and this interpretation was required properly to give effect to the legislation.


Times 23-Feb-2000


Council Regulation (EEC) No 3820/85


England and Wales

Transport, European

Updated: 06 August 2022; Ref: scu.90143