When driving a vehicle with a digital tachograph, you should:
- use the driver card every day you drive, starting from the moment you take over the vehicle
- set the mode switch to the correct activity and make sure to use it
throughout your working period to record other work, periods of availability, rests and breaks
- remove your driving card when the vehicle is taken over by another driver, or when the vehicle is not under your custody or if another driver could drive it
- protect your card, keep it clean and do not bend it
- record the country in which you begin and end your daily work period
(always doing this at the start and end of the period)
- manually enter your activities of any – other work, breaks, rest and periods of availability – since you last removed your driver card from a tachograph.
From 1 January 2008, you must be able to produce, whenever an enforcement officers requests them:
- your driver card
- any manual record and printout made during the current day and the
previous 28 days and
- analogue charts for any vehicle fitted with an analogue tachograph driven by the driver in the current day and the previous 28 days
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 email@example.com
- 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.