• daily rest requirements (DT2)

    What is a rest?

    • A rest is an uninterrupted period where a driver may freely dispose of his time. Time spent working in other employment or under obligation or instruction, regardless of the occupation type, cannot be counted as rest, including work where you are self-employed.

    How much rest does a driver need?

    • A driver must take a daily rest period within each period of 24 hours after the end of the previous daily or weekly rest period. An 11-hour (or more) daily rest is called a regular daily rest period.

    Does this change when working under double manned regulations?

    • Yes. When working under double manned regulations a driver must take a daily rest period within each period of 30 hours after the end of the previous daily or weekly rest period.

    Can the daily rest be reduced?

    • Yes. A driver may reduce his daily rest period to no less than 9 continuous hours, but this can be done no more than three times between any two weekly rest periods. A daily rest that is less than 11 hours but at least 9 hours long is called a reduced daily rest period.

    Does a reduced rest have to be paid back?

    • No compensation for the reduction is required.

    What is the penalty for failing to take a minimum daily rest?

    • A first time offence can carry a £200 fixed penalty. Repeat offences will attract larger financial penalties and potential licence restrictions.

    If you have any further queries regarding the above legislation, please speak to the transport department.

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  • 1 A standard daily rest should be a minimum of:

  • 2 The daily rest can be reduced to:

  • 3 How many times per week can you reduce your daily rest?

  • 4 what is a rest ?

  • 5. What are the potential penalties for failing to take the required amount of rest?



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