27 Jan '17, 11am

Keep longer lorries out of our towns: email your MP

Keep longer lorries out of our towns: email your MP

The Government requires haulage operators in the trial to use GPS to establish what roads are being used and for how long The longer lorries are restricted to local roads which have been designated safe by the local authority Lorries which are 15% (7ft) longer than standard HGVs are currently being trialled on UK roads. Campaign for Better Transport, along with cyclist and road safety groups, are extremely concerned about their massive tail swing. Now the Government has decided to extend the trial for a further five years after 2022 and allow a further 1,000 longer lorries on our roads. We say the decision is based on flawed research. There is no independent verification of the data submitted by the operators taking part in the trials and most importantly no data on what local roads they are using and for how long. The safety assessments use highly subjective criteria to a...

Full article: http://www.bettertransport.org.uk/keep-longer-lorries-out...

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