Saturday 17 April 2010

Traffic law enforcement reduces lorry crashes

Powers introduced to deal with foreign lorry drivers who commit traffic offences have led to fewer accidents on Kent's roads, police have said. Kent Police implemented the legislation in April 2009, allowing officers to issue fines of up to £900 to traffic offenders who do not have a UK address.

Kent Police said there had been 34 collisions and 47 casualties involving foreign goods vehicles between April and October 2009, after the new rules were implemented, compared with 43 collisions and 68 casualties for the same period in 2008.