Lorry emissions checks to start at the roadside

Lorry emissions checks to start at the roadside

From August 2017, roadside checks of lorries carried out by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will include emissions check. DVSA will be targeting lorry drivers and operators who try to cheat vehicle emissions. The new checks will target those who break the law and will help to improve air quality. In May 2017, the …

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Government launches plan to tackle air quality in the UK

Government launches plan to tackle air quality in the UK

Today (26 July 2017) the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), along with the Department for Transport (DfT), announced its plan to help reduce roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations. Clean air is one of the most basic requirements for us to live and work in. Part of the plan includes 3 new consultations from DfT …

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Devastating consequences of driving tired

Devastating consequences of driving tired

Crashes involving tired lorry drivers can be devastating. Almost a quarter of injuries in accidents involving lorries are fatal or serious. About 40% of sleep-related accidents involve commercial vehicles. According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), driving while tired may be responsible for: 1 in 5 of all accidents up to …

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