Get the know how to avoid drivers hours infringements for good!

All drivers have legal obligations that they must comply with, however, legislation can be confusing and difficult to understand and drivers often face prosecution and infringements for things that could have easily been avoided. This course is designed to help you understand your legal obligations and equip you with the knowledge you need to ensure you are legally compliant.

What Will You Learn?

Within the course you will find out what a tachograph is actually for and the information it records, how to record manual entries on a digital tachograph driver card, how to select the correct tachograph mode to avoid the most common infringements and gain a full understanding of EU drivers’ hours regulations. 

This course will help you avoid infringements by ensuring you have the knowledge required to adhere to legislation that all drivers are required to comply with.

Course Curriculum

What will I learn in this course?

  • 1


    • Accessing Student Support

    • Introduction to Driver Infringments

  • 2

    The Tachograph

    • Who needs to use a tachograph?

    • The Tachograph Unit

  • 3

    The Tachograph Card

    • Logging on with your driver digital tachograph card

    • Making Manual Entries

    • Why should you make manual entries

  • 4

    Tachograph Modes

    • Common Tachograph Modes

  • 5

    Tachographs - Test your knowledge

    • Test your knowledge

  • 6

    Analogue Tachographs

    • Using a Analogue Tachograph

    • Using a Analogue Tachograph Continued

  • 7

    EU Drivers Hours Rules, Breaks and Rest Periods

    • EU rules (Regulation (EC)561/2006)

    • Your Breaks & Driving Limits

    • Driving & Rest Break Example 2

    • Split Break Examples

  • 8

    Driving Limits

    • Daily Driving Limits

    • Daily Driving Limits Extended

    • Daily Driving Time

    • Weekly Driving Time

    • Two Weekly Driving Hours

  • 9

    Rest Periods

    • Daily Rest Periods

    • Rest Period Summary

  • 10

    Updated Legislation

    • New Legislation - 01.02.2018 Historical Offences

  • 11

    Drivers Hours, Breaks & Tachographs - Test your knowledge

    • Test your knowledge

  • 12


    • Tachograph Symbols

    • Rules on Drivers Hours and Tachographs

Who Would Benefit From This Course?

This course will benefit those drivers wishing to avoid committing infringements along with people who want to refresh their knowledge after having infringements identified.

The course is also helpful for Transport Managers or Operator Licence holders wishing to refer drivers who have already committed infringements


Upon completion of this course, you will automatically receive a certificate of completion accredited by NTP Online Learning.

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Why Learn With Us?

  • Everything you need to know

    This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge you need with regards to drivers hours compliance. It's been written and created by industry experts and contains all the information you need.

  • Learn when you want to

    You can access the course 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Login and learn whenever you want to. Your progress is saved and upon completion of the course you'll be able to carry out a risk assessment on your organisation.

  • Support when you need it

    All of our online courses come with full support via email and telephone so you will never be stuck and alone. You get course access and full support for 1 year included within the course.

  • Never miss an update

    As an NTP online student you will receive notifications when the course is updated to ensure you are always up to date with the latest legislation and best practises.

  • Affordable and convenient

    We've kept the price of this course low to make it affordable to all. The course is set up to allow you to access it whenever you want. You don't have to plan when you learn, just log in when you feel like it and your progress will always be saved.

  • Evidence of training

    Upon completion of the course, you will receive a completion certificate that will act as proof as training for your personal CPD record.

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