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Large Goods Vehicles: Safety

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 4555, tabled on 20 May 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to consult on proposed legislative changes on HGV sideguards.

Answered on

25 May 2021

Since 2014 vehicle approval regulations require most new Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) to be fitted with sideguards.

Work is now focused on amending the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations to ensure that sideguards required when the vehicle is new are retained and maintained throughout the life of the vehicle. The consultation on the amending regulation is expected to take place this summer.

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