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Large Goods Vehicles: Roads

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 139599, tabled on 30 April 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of heavy goods vehicles using residential roads.

Answered on

4 May 2018

The responsibility for traffic management on local roads rests with local authorities as they are best placed to consider how local needs can be met effectively. Local traffic authorities have powers under Sections 1 and 2 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, to restrict or prohibit the use of Heavy Goods Vehicles on any road for a wide range of safety and environmental reasons.