Today Transport for London announced the results of a crackdown on rogue HGVs to improve road safety. 95 non-compliant vehicles were taken off the road in the City during the first month.
Matt Winfield, Deputy Director of Sustrans London commented:
“It is important and challenging to move freight in this city, but the level of non-compliance with quite basic safety standards is shocking.’
“But even when HGVs are fully compliant with current safety regulations they are still dangerous vehicles to share the roads with.’
“Restrictions on how and where HGVs operate in the capital, as well as enforcement of safety standards and junctions designed to be safe for all users, are urgently required.”