■ Within 6 days of the end of a weekly rest period a driver must take 45 hours continuous Regular Weekly Rest.
■ A Reduced Weekly Rest of 24 Hours may be taken, but must be compensated for before the end of the third week following the rest.
■ Any two consecutive calendar weeks must contain at least one 45 Hour Regular Weekly Rest.
The definition of a Weekly Rest period is one in which the driver can dispose of their time as they wish.
The Calendar week definition is important as it means that potentially a driver can take two consecutive Reduced weekly rests as long as they are both in the same calendar week (Mon 00:00 to Sun 24:00).
Further to the above, a Weekly Rest period that crosses two calendar weeks can be counted in either, though not in both. Unless, a minimum of 69 hours rest is taken with a minimum of 24 hours in one week and 45 hours in the other.