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Tankers And Road Vehicles (Hazardous Contents)

Volume 928: debated on Thursday 17 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the present statutory requirements for the marking of road tankers and other vehicles containing chemicals or other hazardous materials.

The statutory requirements for the marking of heavy goods vehicles, including road tankers, are laid down in the Motor Vehicles (Rear Markings) Regulations 1970 and Amendments 1972, and the Motor Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1973. Requirements for the marking of vehicles carrying specified hazardous materials, including radioactive material, are stated in the Corrosive Substances (Conveyance by Road) Regulations 1971, the Organic Peroxides (Conveyance by Road) Regulations 1973 and the Radioactive Substances (Carriage by Road) Regulations 1974.Vehicles carrying dangerous goods to and from the Continent are required to conform with the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) and are subject to the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods (Rear Marking of Motor Vehicles) Regulations 1975.