THE LONG AND SHORT OF OUR WEIGHTY LAWS

The author outlines proposed new regulations which will affect heavy goods vehicles. There are revised legal dimensions for articulated lorries and turning path dimensions which will bring us into line with the rest of Europe. Derogations have been agreed on higher weight limits which will not be introduced in Britain until 1993 or 1999. Regulations previously anomalous with regard to 'axle lift,' 'retractable axle' and 'overhang' will be modified. The fitting of anti-spray equipment and its use will be more rigorously enforced. Revised lighting regulations are described which aim to make heavy vehicles more visible in the dark and include the use of side marker and end outline marker lamps and reflectors. Brake couplings are also discussed and the possibility of the mandatory use of anti-lock brakes. Other minor changes to regulations noted cover changes in tyre tread depth and aspects related to possible environmental restrictions. (TRRL)

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    ROAD HAULAGE ASSOCIATION LIMITED

    ROADWAY HOUSE, 35 MONUMENT HILL
    WEYBRIDGE, SURREY  United Kingdom  KT13 8RN
  • Authors:
    • Wilding, T
  • Publication Date: 1990-3

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 5,27-29
  • Serial:
    • ROADWAY
    • Publisher: ROAD HAULAGE ASSOCIATION LTD
    • ISSN: 0035-7316

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00609766
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1991 12:00AM