Draft Passenger and Goods Vehicles (Tachographs) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 — Digital Tachographs — Remote Access — Satellite Positioning — 24 Feb 2016 at 19:40

The majority of MPs voted to bring in a requirement for digital tachographs for the enforcement of rules on driving time and rest periods for drivers of road haulage and passenger transport vehicles.

The new digital tachographs are to include wireless technology allowing enforcement officers to read them remotely, and to provide the information they hold to traffic systems designed to tackle congestion and reduce energy consumption.

The new tachographs are to use satellite positioning systems and are intended to be resistant to tampering and fraud.

It is expected the new digital tachographs will be required to be installed in new vehicles from around 2019. The date will depend on when detailed specifications are published.[1][2][3]

The motion supported by the majority of MPs taking part in the vote was:

The regulations implement EU Regulation 165/2014.

In addition to the provisions mentioned above the regulations allow the Secretary of State to authorise field tests of non-type approved tachographs.

The regulations also continue, and extend, exceptions to drivers’ hours rules.

The exemption for drivers of vehicles of up to 7.5 tonnes used for carrying materials, equipment or machinery for the driver’s use in the course of his work which previously applied within 50km of their base is applied to with 100km of the base.

The regulations also continue exemptions for postal vehicles, vehicles used for the carriage of live animals between farms and markets as well as markets and slaughterhouses. and certain gas or electric vehicles used within 100km of a base.

The regulations raise standards that workshops must meet in order to install, check, inspect and repair tachographs.[1][2][3]

Following the vote the draft legislation was made a UK Statutory Instrument[4].

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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con291 0088.2%
DUP0 4050.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 20100.0%
Lab0 167072.3%
LDem5 0062.5%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 30100.0%
SNP0 46085.2%
UUP2 00100.0%
Total:299 226081.6%

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