The government moves to make HGV sideguards compulsory for all new vehicles


The government is planning to outlaw the removal of sideguards and rear under-run devices on HGVs as part of its drive to reduce cyclist deaths across the UK. The plan is contained in the DfT’s British Road Safety Statement (BRSS) published this week, which also proposes doubling the fine for HGV drivers using mobiles whilst driving. It also confirms that the long awaited HGV platoon trials will go ahead next year. The move to make sideguards and rear under-run devices […]