UK Road Checks For Dangerous Goods
Police forces have been stepping up on checks to ensure that dangerous goods products are transported appropriately on UK roads lately.
The DVLA, Safer Roads teams and the Forensic Collision Investigation Unit, have been teaming up with local forces to arrange police spot checks in a bid to improve safety.
Last week, one specific area of focus was the A14, where a day of action saw vans and lorries, carrying dangerous goods, investigated by the combined unit.
Throughout the day, numerous vehicles were intercepted by officers in marked police cars on both carriageways and escorted to the check site situated at the Rothwell Truckstop.
Four drivers were prohibited from leaving the site due to non compliance. A further three drivers were issued warnings for missing equipment or paperwork.
The need to be compliant when moving dangerous goods is essential, as authorities throughout road, air and ocean freight continue to clamp down and punish offenders. For further information on your legal requirements, please contact us at Evolution.
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