We are still hearing that some drivers are confused about a couple of rules that involve counting time and in particular, counting 24 hour periods. Now you all know that your working time resets after you take a 7 hour rest break applicable to your work/rest option, but what happens if you take two 7 hour rest breaks during that 24 hour period?
This is something we deal with in detail in our E3028 course – Completing a Work Diary, but the short answer is that the second rest break doesn’t count! If you take another 7 hour rest break during that 24-hour period, it does not reset the 24-hour period, so you don’t stop counting. You have to count all work time before and after the second 7 hour rest break you took in that 24-hour period.
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