EU regulations are better’

Regarding the smart tacho news story last week [routeone/News/13 June], a large number of PCV operators have never stopped using British drivers’ hours and record keeping regulations where you can drive for five and a half hours without a break, provided you carry a duty card rota bus timetable with you.

Having driven duties where I carried, among other passengers, school children all over Dorset, I felt shattered by the work.

The EU regulations are better for drivers, but traffic congestion in this country is making it more difficult to maintain schedules within legal driving periods.

John Cumming, Dorset