to main page send e-mail Last Updated:  Thursday, April 26, 2018
                                           

The independent voice of the global moving industry

UK NEWS

New safety system for oversized loads at Dartford Crossing

Mar 30, 2015
The Highways Agency is to introduce a new safety system at the Dartford Tunnel for oversized vehicles. The system aims to minimise delays by directing them into a separate lane where they will be met by an escort.

The new safety system is expected to be introduced in April. Changes will also include improved signage, barriers and traffic signals to stop vehicles and, if necessary, turn them around. Drivers who fail to follow the new signs and use the correct lanes could receive fines or points on their licence.

According to the Highways Agency, the introduction of a free-flow toll at the Dartford Crossing has reduced southbound delays by up to an average of nine minutes and northbound delays by four minutes.

Photo: Dartford Crossing

     List of advertisers
     Directory of suppliers
     Sign up to our monthly newsletter
     Unique page views February 2018

           
  Maxi Mover - low floor Luton van sales
Cookies: This site uses non-invasive cookies to provide an enhanced visitor experience and to measure site performance.  By viewing this website you are agreeing to our use of cookies in this manner.  For further information on how cookies are used on this site, please see our privacy policy.
Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Use  All material © 2011 The Words Workshop Ltd.