The European Commission plans to review the Community legislation on digital tachographs (instruments that make it possible to record - and control -a the driving times and rest periods of professional drivers). It launched a consultation on this subject just before the year-end break, which runs until 1 March 2010. Digital tachographs have been mandatory for new vehicles since May 2006; today, they are installed in more than 1.5 million trucks and coaches. The legislation to be adapted is current Regulation 3821/85 and its appendixes, which contains highly detailed technical...

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