Restrict longer lorries in urban areas

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Rail campaigners have written to transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin demanding that he restricts longer HGVs to local authority designated routes.

Philippa Edmunds of the Campaign for Better Transport, said: “The freight industry needs access to their depots on urban roads within towns and cities to be able to function efficiently, however many urban junctions would simply not be able to accommodate these vehicles, forcing them to mount kerbs, traffic islands or enter adjacent lanes when turning.

“Therefore, it is imperative that the longer HGVs are restricted to designated local authority routes agreed by the local authority and the operator.”

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