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'Fresnel Lenses' Now Being Rolled Out Across the Country

6 December 2007

An innovative trial to tackle 'side-swiping' incidents involving left-hand drive trucks has shown a 59% reduction in accidents and work is now underway to roll it out across the country, Road Safety Minister Jim Fitzpatrick announced earlier in the week.

The results follow the distribution of 40,000 window-mounted lenses - known as Fresnel lenses - to left-hand drive trucks entering the UK across the Dover Straits. The Highways Agency will now distribute a further 90,000 lenses, targeting major ports in both England and France .

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