ADR Regulations for drivers
The European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road, or ADR for short, is a 1957 United Nations treaty that governs transnational transport of dangerous or hazardous goods. The ADR is amended every other year.
The consignor of the product transported by the carrier is no longer responsible for informing the drivers about safety procedures and regulations. The carrier is now responsible for informing the drivers, and this information must be made available in the language or languages spoken by the crew.
The instructions in writing contain 4 pages that are common to all dangerous goods as well as an optional section specific to the product transported.
Note: The new Common Instructions In Writing can be found in most EU languages from the following website.
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