A lorry driver was stopped by the police patrolling the M5 after he was observed watching a Formula 1 documentary on his mobile phone while behind the wheel. The outrageous stunt was highlighted by Gloucestershire police as one of the ‘fatal four’ causes of road deaths and injury – use of a mobile phone, along with inappropriate speed, not wearing a seat belt and drink or drug driving. Officers who identified drivers committing offences on the motorway were recorded with […]
North East England haulier Hawthorns Logistics is encouraging other operators to follow its lead and fit alcohol interlock devices to HGVs in an effort to curb concerns over drink driving.
While it didn’t start so, the UK’s divisive EU referendum vote dominated the middle of the year onwards and much like the general public, appeared to split Motortransport.co.uk readers. For some it represented the chance to escape the red-tape generated by Brussels, ditch measures such as Driver CPC and stop a race to the bottom, while making the UK great again. For others, it threatened the return of customs clearance and UK land borders, a labour shortage and an economic […]
The RHA has accused Kent County Council (KCC) of “an abuse of process” following its attempt to permanently ban HGVs from stopping on roads in the county.