HL Deb 19 March 1985 vol 461 c540WA
Lord Harris of High Cross

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Why "public works vehicles" are exempt from the general requirement to use tachographs.

Lord Brabazon of Tara

Article 4.4 of EC Regulation 543/69 exempts from the EC drivers hours regime, and thus from the requirement to fit and use a tachograph, certain vehicles providing public services, on the grounds that they are not in competition with private sector operators.

A Commission proposal to amend the regulation, including this article, is under discussion.