Weekend driving restrictions in Europe?


As a general rule, HGV drivers cannot drive on Sunday in Europe.

The driving bans normally start at 10pm or midnight on the Saturday until 10pm on the Sunday. There are some exceptions for trucks carrying perishable goods and those en-route to sporting events or exhibitions. The ban applies to vehicles larger than a 7.5 tonner. Vans and 7.5 tonners are permitted to drive unrestricted in Europe at the weekend.

HGV’s also cannot be driven on Bank holidays in specific European countries. Belgium and Holland do not have weekend or Bank Holiday driving bans.

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