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National Highways HGV Safety Campaign

Posted in General News on Wednesday, March 1st, 2023

National Highways has launched the Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) safety campaign with the aim of making motorists more aware of the reduced visibility that HGV drivers have and the steps that all drivers as well as HGV drivers can take to improve road safety. All drivers should be aware of a lorry drivers limited disability when they are approaching and overtaking. They should also leave plenty of room and out of areas of limited visibility as soon as possible. You should also never tailgate an HGV as it will make it more difficult for the driver to see you and you will not be able to brake safely.

As part of the campaign HGV drivers are being advised to make sure their intentions are clear and visible, make the assumption that there might be another vehicle beside them and double check, and finally to be prepared to cancel their manoeuvre if it would present risk to others.

HGVs make up 9% of all motorway traffic and they are essential in keeping our economy running. When they are involved in accidents in not only causes delays but it also prevents goods from reaching their destination. Two thirds of all the miles covered by HGV drivers are covered on motorways and the presence of HGVs are set to increase by 2030 so this campaign is vitally important.

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