Take Action to Keep 7ft longer dangerous lorries out of towns.
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The Government has just decided to allow an additional 1,000 more longer lorries on UK roads as part of a trial increasing their numbers to almost 3000. Existing lorries are already almost six times more likely than cars to be involved in fatal crashes on local roads, and they're particularly dangerous to cyclists. Please write to your MP today and demand that:
- The Government requires haulage operators in the trial to use GPS to establish what roads are being used and for how long
- The longer lorries are restricted to local roads which have been designated safe by the local authority
Lorries which are 15% (7ft) longer than standard HGVs are currently being trialled on UK roads. Campaign for Better Transport, along with cyclist and road safety groups, are extremely concerned about their massive tail swing.
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