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Vehicles: Maximum Dimensions

Volume 715: debated on Wednesday 9 December 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure that truck drivers who intentionally flout maximum dimension regulations are prosecuted and have a deterrent penalty imposed. [HL581]

The Department for Transport's Vehicle and Operator Services Agency deals with any such matters as they arise. The agency has a range of enforcement options open to it and it routinely applies whatever sanctions are most appropriate in the circumstances. These measures include prohibiting non-compliant vehicles from further use, imposing financial penalties, pursuing court prosecutions, and also referring case histories to the traffic commissioners for review in the case of GB-registered vehicles and operators.