In europe the vacation period starts. For truck-drivers and transport companies a time to pay attention to their routes. To help you through the summer period, here’s an overview of the European truck driving bans in Europe, during July and August 2016.
Starting from 20.05.16 till 31.08.16 there is a daily driving ban between 11:00 and 21:00 hrs for vehicles with an axle load exceeding 6 t per single axle, on all motorways where the temperature rises above 25°C. These vehicles are allowed to drive between 09:00 and 11:00 hrs in the morning.
From the beginning of July there is a daily driving ban between 13:00 and 21:00 hrs for vehicles exceeding 20 t gross weight, on all roads where the temperature rises above 35°C. There is a driving ban on certain road sections for vehicles exceeding 12 t gross weight from 1.6.2016 till 15.9.2016 between the following times: – Fridays 17:00 – 20:00 (except 2.9. see above and 9.9. no driving ban) – Sundays 14:00 – 20:00 (except 4.9. and 11.9. no driving ban)
No general driving ban on Sundays and public holidays.
There is an exception of the Sundays and public holidays driving ban regarding the driving to/from Port of Calais (the so-called Corridor de Ghyvelde). It includes exclusively A 16 from Calais to Belgium (border De Panne) and return, but not A 26 nor A 27. This exception is not valid for transport of hazardous goods. This exception in valid in both directions for vehicles traveling between the United Kingdom and Belgium (it means international traffic that actually use the ferry).General driving ban on Saturdays as well the day before a public holiday from 22:00 till 22:00 hrs on Sundays or the holiday itself for vehicles exceeding 7,5 t gross weight on all roads.
(*) 1.11.2016 00:00 – 22:00 – Driving ban which runs only in Baden-Württemberg, Bayern, Hessen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Rheinland-Pfalz and Saarland.Driving ban on Saturdays starting from 1.7.16 till 31.8.16 between 07:00 and 20:00 hrs for vehicles exceeding 7,5 t gross weight and for road trains on high traffic motorways and trunk roads in both directions. (*) 26.05.2016 00:00 – 22:00 – Driving ban is only in Baden-Württemberg, Bayern, Hessen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Rheinland-Pfalz and Saarland. General driving ban which runs on Sundays and public holidays between 00:00 and 22:00 hrs for vehicles exceeding 7,5 t gross weight and for road trains on all roads. (*) 31.10.2016 00:00 – 22:00 – The driving ban runs only in Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt and Thüringen (notice: driving to or from Berlin on certain sections of motorways is allowed).
There is a driving ban for vehicles exceeding 12 t gross weight from 24.6.2016 till 28.8.2016 on all roads: – Fridays from 18:00 – 22:00 – Saturdays from 08:00 – 14:00 – Sundays from 08:00 – 22:00Driving ban for vehicles exceeding 12 t gross weight during summer at high temperatures. It is on a daily basis between 11:00 and 22:00 hrs on all roads. This is a driving ban for trucks exceeding 12 t gross weight on all roads the evening before a public holiday between 18:00 and 22:00 hrs (except the 5.1., 24.12. and 31.12.) . The ban is also on public holidays between 08:00 and 22:00 hrs (except the 6.1.).
This driving ban is only for vehicles exceeding 3,5 t gross weight carrying dangerous goods.