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The use of a digital recording equipment is mandatory for certain motor vehicles which were placed on the market for the first time on 1 May 2006. The vehicles concerned are vehicles which are used for the carriage of goods and whose permissible total weight, including trailers or semi-trailers, exceeds 3.5 tonnes and vehicles which are used for the carriage of passengers and which are suitable according to their design and equipment and which are designed to do so. intended to carry more than nine people, including the driver. The digital recording equipment records driving and rest periods, makes it difficult to manipulate traffic and facilitates controls. The driver card replaces the previous speedometer disc and stores the driving and rest periods for at least 28 days. After that, the oldest data is overwritten. Each driver may only have a valid driver card. This is checked (national: Central Recording Card Register, international: TACHOnet).

The following data can be read:

  • Applicant's name, first name, date of birth, photo and signature
  • Driving licence number
  • Nationality of the issuing State
  • Validity period (from / to)
  • Driving and rest periods (including interruption and whether the driver has driven alone or in two-driver mode)
  • Data relating to the vehicle (operating times, date, official registration number, mileage)
  • Events, errors and controls

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

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