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The Drivers' Hours (Passenger and Goods Vehicles) (Exemption) Regulations 1993

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Statutory Instruments

1993 No. 66

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The Drivers' Hours (Passenger and Goods Vehicles) (Exemption) Regulations 1993

Made

18th January 1993

Laid before Parliament

18th January 1993

Coming into force

19th January 1993

The Secretary of State for Transport, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 96(10) of the Transport Act 1968(1) and now vested in him(2) and of all the enabling powers, after consultation with representative organisations in accordance with section 101(6) of that Act, hereby makes the following Regulations:—

1.  The Regulations may be cited as the Drivers' Hours (Passenger and Goods Vehicles) (Exemption) Regulations 1993 and shall come into force on 19th January 1993.

2.  A driver who during any working day or any working week spends time in driving passenger or goods vehicles and who spends time driving or on duty during that day or week to meet the special need occasioned by severe weather conditions in Scotland or the effects or consequences of such severe weather conditions is exempted from the requirements of the domestic drivers' hours code in respect of that day or that week.

John MacGregor

Secretary of State for Transport

18th January 1993

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations exempt from the remaining requirements of section 96(1) to (6) of the Transport Act 1968 a driver who during any working day or any working week spends time in driving passenger or goods vehicles and who spends time driving or on duty during that day or week to meet the special need occasioned by severe weather conditions in Scotland or the effects or consequences of such severe weather conditions in respect of that day or that week.

(1)

1968 c. 73: Part VI of the Transport Act 1968 is modified by S.I. 1970/257, 1971/818 and 1986/1459.

(2)

S.I. 1970/1681, 1979/571 and 1981/238.

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