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Police step up use of HGV tractors to catch offenders

ROAD SAFETY

Rhodri Clark
26 October 2018
The three new units deployed by Highways England which are being used in enforcement operations on motorways
The three new units deployed by Highways England which are being used in enforcement operations on motorways

 

Police forces in England and Wales are intensifying their use of HGV tractor units to enforce the law on major roads, with drivers of commercial vehicles being targeted in particular.

Highways England acquired a derestricted tractor unit in 2015 ago for “Operation Tramline”. The unit was fitted with cameras that recorded the all-round view and could exceed the normal speed limit for HGVs on dual carriageways. The unit’s deployment by police forces around England resulted in...

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