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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Large Goods Vehicles more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will make an assessment of whether the powers local councils and police have to enforce restrictions on heavy goods vehicles driving on weight-restricted roads are sufficient to protect rural roads and surrounding environments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Derbyshire remove filter
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Pauline Latham more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
star this property answer text <p>All road users benefit from clear directions, including HGV drivers. It is clearly not in the interests of HGV drivers to rely upon inaccurate information, which may make them late or even involve them in accidents. Nevertheless, we believe that legislation would be a costly, bureaucratic and inappropriate way of dealing with the problem. Instead we have made significant efforts to link together freight associations, local authorities and satnav companies to ensure that HGV drivers are aware of the issue and have the latest information available to them.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Councils already have the means to set height and weight restrictions for roads, which are enforced by the police, and HGV satnav devices increasingly include up-to-date routing information that takes account of such restrictions.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Decisions on all aspects of traffic management policy are the responsibility of local traffic authorities, and how they and the police enforce this once they are in place it is a matter for them. We believe the necessary enforcement powers are available for this.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 7366 more like this
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less than 2015-07-20T14:46:34.793Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-20T14:46:34.793Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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4025
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Pauline Latham more like this
390466
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Large Goods Vehicles more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will bring forward legislative proposals to require heavy goods vehicles satellite navigation system providers to remove weight-restricted roads from their routes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Derbyshire remove filter
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Pauline Latham more like this
star this property uin 7366 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
star this property answer text <p>All road users benefit from clear directions, including HGV drivers. It is clearly not in the interests of HGV drivers to rely upon inaccurate information, which may make them late or even involve them in accidents. Nevertheless, we believe that legislation would be a costly, bureaucratic and inappropriate way of dealing with the problem. Instead we have made significant efforts to link together freight associations, local authorities and satnav companies to ensure that HGV drivers are aware of the issue and have the latest information available to them.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Councils already have the means to set height and weight restrictions for roads, which are enforced by the police, and HGV satnav devices increasingly include up-to-date routing information that takes account of such restrictions.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Decisions on all aspects of traffic management policy are the responsibility of local traffic authorities, and how they and the police enforce this once they are in place it is a matter for them. We believe the necessary enforcement powers are available for this.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 7365 more like this
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less than 2015-07-20T14:46:34.697Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-20T14:46:34.697Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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4025
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Pauline Latham more like this