The European Commission has adopted a series of rules for road hauliers and passenger transport operators to enhance road safety, contribute to fairer competition and facilitate a consistent enforcement of EU rules across borders.
The new regulations include a common classification of serious road safety infringements under transport legislation (link is external), as well as new specifications for smart tachographs (link is external) (the device that records driving times of lorry, bus and coach drivers) making the best use of new digital technologies such as Galileo.
Removing legal and technical access barriers to the road transport market and to strengthening the enforcement of applicable social legislation is a priority on which the Commission intends to work further in the coming months.