General questions

Questions on the driver

  • What are driver’s cards for? The driver’s cards must be used by all drivers of vehicles equipped with a digital tachograph. Further information...
  • What data does it contain? The cards contain the driver’s data (including name, date of birth, driving licence...) and also his or her driving data (including activities, vehicles used, countries and regions visited, incidents and failures in the system...). Further information...
  • How do I apply for the card? To apply for a driver’s card you can either go to a Regional Transport Office or fill in a form over the Internet. Further information...
  • What information is required? You will need to provide your personal details, such as name, date of birth... and also professional details such as driving licence number, licence type, issuing authority... Together with the documentation you will be required to include a photograph, a copy of your ID card and driving licence (C, C1, D or D1) and proof of address. Further information...
  • What do I do if I lose the card? If the driver’s card has been mislaid, it should be notified within 7 calendar days to the Regional Transport Office nearest the driver’s place of residence. In the meantime, the driver may continue driving without the card, but he or she must print out and sign a daily report at the end of the workday, as would be done with an analogue tachograph. Further information...
  • What do I do if the card no longer works? If the driver’s card has been physically damaged or is rejected by the tachograph, a new card should be requested within 7 calendar days from the Regional Transport Office nearest the driver’s place of residence. In the meantime, the driver may continue driving without the card, but he or she must print out and sign a daily report at the end of the workday, as would be done with an analogue tachograph.Further information...
  • What do I do the card is stolen? If the driver’s card has been stolen, the driver must report the theft to the official security forces and notify the Regional Transport Office nearest his or her place of residence, within 7 calendar days. In the meantime, the driver may continue driving without the card, but he or she must print out and sign a daily report at the end of the workday, as would be done with an analogue tachograph.Further information...
  • Can I drive without a card? You can only drive without a card in the case of loss, theft or failure of the card. In these cases, the driver may continue driving without the card, but he or she must print out and sign a daily report at the end of the workday, as would be done with an analogue tachograph. Further information...
  • How do I renew the card? The driver’s cards will be valid for a period of five years. Prior to 15 days from the expiry date, the driver must go to the Regional Transport Office nearest his or her place of residence and request the renewal of the card.Further information...
  • I have moved house. What must I do? If it is necessary to change the data on the card, the driver must go to the nearest Regional Transport Office within one month of the modification. He or she must present a document certifying the change and request a new card which shows the changes. Further information...
  • Is there any change in the driving and rest periods? No, the driving and rest times remain those specified in the European E.C. 3820/85.

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