Home Menu Search

Government to spend £24m on ‘unsafe’ HGV crackdown

8 April 2008

Goods vehicles crossing Britain’s borders face tougher safety checks as Road Safety Minister Jim Fitzpatrick announced an extra £24 million to clampdown on unsafe trucks on international journeys.

The investment will fund a 50% increase in the number of HGV checks carried out, as well as allow the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) to open two new enforcement sites.

Enforcement figures show that HGVs from overseas are more like to be unroadworthy, overloaded or being driven in excess of drivers’ hours rules than their UK counterparts, according to the Department for Transport.

Read more: Newspress!

VOSA won a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award for for its pilot programme in 2007

Related news, events and information

ITF – Safer Roads with Automated Vehicles

24 June 2018 – The International Road Traffic and Accident Group (IRTAD of the International Transport Forum (ITF/OECD) have...

The Australasian Road Safety Conference 2018

31 January 2018 – The Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS) & Austroads, and co-Chair organisations ARRB and Transport &...

A new campaign to get us thinking: 'Safer Vehicle Choices Save Lives’

4 July 2018 – After many years seeing the number of lives lost on our roads decrease, concerningly, this trend has reversed...

ICTTP 2016 Programme

20 July 2016 – The ICTTP2016 programme offers a large choice of presentations from academia, government and industry on road...

6th CLOCS exhibition 2017

1 February 2017 – The sixth Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) exhibition will be held on Tuesday 14th March...

International acclaim for A9 Safety Plan

13 December 2016 – The A9 Safety Group’s efforts to reduce the number of casualties on the route ahead of dualling has won a...

The 2017 Australasian Road Safety Conference

8 February 2017 – The Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS), Austroads, ARRB and Curtin Monash Accident Research Centre...

Road safety summer school

27 July 2016 – Aimed at professionals dealing with road safety issues, the five-day 2016 European Road Safety Summer School is...

Road safety summer school

29 July 2016 – Aimed at professionals dealing with road safety issues, the five-day 2016 European Road Safety Summer School is...