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Both the Czech Republic and Slovakia have extended the relaxation of  Regulation (EC) No 561/2006 on drivers’ hours. Slovakia still keeps some of its border crossings closed and traffic can flow only through designated crossings.

The Czech government has extended the relaxation of drivers’ hours’ regulations until 31 May, reports the International Road Transport Union (IRU).

Relaxations of Regulation (EC) No 561/2006 in force in the Czech Republic include:

Article 6.1: extension of the maximum daily driving time from 9 to 11 hours,

Article 6.2: extension of the maximum weekly driving time from 56 to 60 hours,

Article 6.3: extension of the maximum two-week driving time from 90 hours to 100 hours,

Article 8.1: possibility to shorten the daily rest from 11 to 9 hours

Article. 8.6: the option of postponing the weekly rest period and starting it after more than six days from the previous rest,

Article 8.8: the possibility of receiving the driver’s regular weekly rest in the vehicle, provided that the vehicle is adapted and parked. 

Slovakia

According to IRU, Slovakia has also extended the loosening of drivers’ hours’ regulations until 31 May. The following rules apply: 

Article 6.1: extension of the maximum daily driving time from 9 to 11 hours,

Article 6.2: extension of the maximum weekly driving time from 56 to 60 hours,

Article 6.3: extension of the two-week driving time from 90 to 96 hours,

Article 7: the possibility of receiving a 45-minute break after 5.5 hours of driving,

Article 8.1: possibility to shorten the minimum daily rest period from 11 to 9 hours.

Slovakia has also suspended the next Sunday’s traffic ban ( 26 April).

This exception applies to all trucks on motorways, expressways, class I roads and roads for international traffic in the Slovak Republic – informs the Slovak police.

On 17 April, the Slovak government decided to extend border controls until 7 May. During this period, according to information provided by the IRU, it will be possible to enter and leave Slovakia only through the following border crossings:

Slovakia – Austria

Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee (motorway) 

Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee (old road)  

Bratislava – Petržalka – Berg

Moravský Svätý Ján – Hohenau

Slovakia – Hungary

Bratislava Czunowo – Rajka (highway)

Medveďov – Vámosszabadi

Komárno – Komárom

Štúrovo – Esztergom

Šahy – Parassapuszta

Slovenské Ďarmoty – Balassagyarmat

Iators Šiatorská Bukovinka – Salgótarján

Kráľ – Bánréve

Milhosť – Tornyosnémeti (road I / 17)

Milhosť – Tornyosnémeti cesta (road No. R4)  

Slovenské Nové Mesto – Sátoraljaújhely

Slovakia – Czech Republic

Svrčinovec – Mosty u Jablunkova

Makov – Bílá-Bumbálka

Horné Srnie – Brumov-Bylnice

Drietoma – Starý Hrozenkov

Moravské Lieskové – Strání

Lysá pod Makytou – Střelná

Vrbovce – Velká nad Veličkou

Brodské – Břeclav (Highway)

Holíč – Hodonín

Skalica – Sudoměřice (new road)

Slovakia – Poland

Trstená – Chyzne

Vyšný Komárnik – Periwinkle

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