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Heavy Goods Vehicles (Sideguards)

Volume 113: debated on Friday 3 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he has taken to bring to the attention of haulage contractors the requirement to install sideguards on heavy goods vehicles; and what steps he has taken to monitor their effectiveness.

The regulations have had very wide publicity and I believe haulage contractors know their legal obligations. The effect should in due course show in a reduction in the number of pedestrians and cyclists killed or severely injured by heavy goods vehicles. This is monitored through the accident reporting system.