881 lorries drivers claimed on having too little break

truckTruck.Photo: Erlend Aas / Scanpix

So far this year 881 trucks drivers registered for violation of driving and rest provisions. Roads directorate is worried about tired drivers on the roads.

Until the end of September 11,000 trucks drivers were controlled, reported NRK news.

495 drivers were not allowed to drive on after control until they had taken the necessary break.

– People experience having worn out and tired drivers who will sit and run 50 tons on the road where we are there as well, says research group leader Trine Giskås in external controls.

Lorries drivers must take a break during daytime for at least 45 minutes after a maximum of four and a half hours’ drive.

In addition, it is required daily rest of at least nine hours but the general rule is daily rest of 11 consecutive hours.

NPRA, however, have seen some examples of the drivers who only had rest just under four and a half hours at night.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today