Regulation 1985/3821 - Recording equipment in road transport

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This regulation was in effect from September 29, 1986 until February 28, 2014.

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Council Regulation (EEC) No 3821/85 of 20 December 1985 on recording equipment in road transport
 
Legal instrument Regulation
Number legal act Regulation 1985/3821
Original proposal COM(1984)147
CELEX number i 31985R3821

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Key dates

Document 20-12-1985
Publication in Official Journal 31-12-1985; Special edition in Croatian: Chapter 07 Volume 007,Special edition in Portuguese: Chapter 07 Volume 004,Special edition in Latvian: Chapter 07 Volume 001,Special edition in Finnish: Chapter 07 Volume 003,Special edition in Romanian: Chapter 07 Volume 001,Special edition in Lithuanian: Chapter 07 Volume 001,OJ L 370, 31.12.1985,Special edition in Slovenian: Chapter 07 Volume 001,Special edition in Maltese: Chapter 07 Volume 001,Special edition in Czech: Chapter 07 Volume 001,Special edition in Bulgarian: Chapter 07 Volume 001,Special edition in Polish: Chapter 07 Volume 001,Special edition in Spanish: Chapter 07 Volume 004,Special edition in Swedish: Chapter 07 Volume 003,Special edition in Hungarian: Chapter 07 Volume 001,Special edition in Slovak: Chapter 07 Volume 001,Special edition in Estonian: Chapter 07 Volume 001
Effect 29-09-1986; Entry into force See Art 21
End of validity 28-02-2014; Repealed by 32014R0165

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31985R3821

Council Regulation (EEC) No 3821/85 of 20 December 1985 on recording equipment in road transport

Official Journal L 370 , 31/12/1985 P. 0008 - 0021

Finnish special edition: Chapter 7 Volume 3 P. 0120

Spanish special edition: Chapter 07 Volume 4 P. 0028

Swedish special edition: Chapter 7 Volume 3 P. 0120

Portuguese special edition Chapter 07 Volume 4 P. 0028

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COUNCIL REGULATION (EEC) No 3821/85

of 20 December 1985

on recording equipment in road transport

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community, and in particular Article 75 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission (1),

Having regard to the opinion of the European Parliament (2),

Having regard to the opinion of the Economic and Social Committee (3),

Whereas Regulation (EEC) No 1463/70 (4) as last amended by Regulation (EEC) No 2828/77 (5) introduced recording equipment in road transport;

Whereas, taking into account the amendments set out hereinafter, in order to clarify matters, all the relevant provisions should be brought together in a single text, and in consequence thereof, Regulation (EEC) No 1463/70 of the Council should be repealed; whereas, however, the exemptions set out in Article 3 (1) for certain passenger services should be maintained in force for a certain time;

Whereas the use of recording equipment that may indicate the periods of time referred to in Regulation (EEC) No 3820/85 on the harmonization of certain social legislation relating to road transport (6) is intended to ensure effective checking on that social legislation;

Whereas the obligation to use such recording equipment can be imposed only for vehicles registered in Member States; whereas furthermore certain of such vehicles may, without giving rise to difficulty, be excluded from the scope of this Regulation;

Whereas the Member States should be entitled, with the Commission's authorization, to grant certain vehicles exemptions from the provisions of the Regulation in exceptional circumstances; whereas, in urgent cases, it should be possible to grant these exemptions for a limited time without prior authorization from the Commission;

Whereas, in order to ensure effective checking, the equipment must be reliable in operation, easy to use and designed in such a way as to minimize any possibility of fraudulent use; whereas to this end recording equipment should in particular be capable of providing, on separate sheets for each driver and in a sufficiently precise and easily readable form, recorded details of the various periods of time;

Whereas automatic recording of other details of a vehicle's journey, such as speed and distance covered, will contribute significantly to road safety and will encourage sensible driving of the vehicle; whereas, consequently, it appears appropriate to provide for the equipment also to record those details;

Whereas it is necessary to set Community construction and installation standards for recording equipment and to provide for an EEC approval procedure, in order to avoid throughout the territory of the Member States any impediment to the registration of vehicles fitted with such recording equipment, to their entry into service or use, or to such equipment being used;

Whereas, in the event of differences of opinion between Member States concerning cases of EEC type approval, the Commission should be empowered to take a decision on a dispute within six months if the States concerned have been unable to reach a settlement;

Whereas it would be helpful in implementing this Regulation and preventing abuses to issue drivers who so request with a copy of their record sheets;

Whereas, in order to achieve the aims hereinbefore mentioned of keeping a check on work and rest periods, it is necessary that employers and drivers be responsible for seeing that the equipment functions correctly and that they...


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