Key rules for analogue drivers

If you are driving a vehicle which does not have a digital tachograph fitted but comes under the driver hours rules then you should record your hours using an analogue chart.

In particular you should make sure that the centre field of all analogue charts is completed correctly and in full.

Analogue record sheets

Analogue record sheets must contain the following:

  • surname and first name of driver
  • date and place where the use of the sheet begins and the date and
    place where the sheet ends
  • registration number of each vehicle to which the driver is assigned at
    the start of the first journey that is recorded on the sheet and then, if
    there is a change of vehicle, during the use of the sheet
  • odometer reading:
    • at the start of the first journey,
    • at the end of the last journey, and
    • if there is a change of vehicle during a working day, on the vehicle to which the driver was assigned and on the vehicle to which the driver is changing; and
  • time of any change of vehicle.

Make a Complaint relating to Vehicle Roadworthiness, Drivers Hours, Tachographs and/or Unlicensed Haulage

If you have any concerns that an operator or driver may be acting illegally as regards Driver Hours/Tachograph requirements you can report your concerns in confidence to the RSA in any of the following ways

  • In Person – Call into our office, Clonfert House, Bride Street, Loughrea, Co Galway.  Where you can speak to one of our staff in the strictest confidence
  • In Writing – Post your complaint to Enforcement Section, Road Safety Authority, Clonfert House, Bride Street, Loughrea, Co Galway
  • By email – Complete a complaint form (DOC)​ and submit to enforcement@rsa.ie
  • By phone – You can speak to one of our staff on 091 872600 (enforcement section) or call our lo-call confidential hotline on 1890 253 163.
  • Online - make a complaint online​​ via our website.​