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Goods Vehicles (Convoys)

Volume 972: debated on Tuesday 30 October 1979

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asked the Minister of Transport whether he has considered introducing legislation to make it an offence for goods vehicles above a certain gross vehicle weight to travel in closely bunched convoys; and if he will make a statement.

My right hon. Friend does not consider it appropriate to try to regulate such a practice by specific legislation. Where it constitutes driving in a dangerous or inconsiderate manner, there are already general powers available under the Road Traffic Act 1972.