During a New Year’s inspection in one of the parking lots in Bavaria, the German police detected a blatant offence relating to working and rest time. A Turkish driver drove without rest breaks for 25 hours.
As part of the New Year’s truck ban control, Bavarian police officers in the Brunngras parking lot on the A9 towards Munich decided to check the tachograph readings of two Turkish trucks. In the course of routine operations, it has come to light that both truckers – 47 and 49 years old – have committed serious infringements relating to working and rest time, informs the local portal pfaffenhofen-today.de.
According to media reports, one of the two truck drivers spent 25 hours at the wheel virtually without any break. The second driver, on the other hand, worked 16 hours without taking the prescribed pauses. Both drivers and their employers were fined the total amount of €11,000. Truckers couldn’t hit the road until they had an 11-hour rest.