Warwickshire

The first stop of our Project EDWARD virtual road trip is Warwickshire. Warwickshire Police are operating one of the Highways England Operation Tramline cabs all week while the other cabs will be in action elsewhere in the country.

Operation Tramline is a collaboration between Highways England and the Police at a national level to target dangerously driven commercial vehicles, other high sided vehicles and private cars to improve compliance and to reduce the number of incidents caused by unsafe driver behaviour on the strategic road network.

Highways England’s Operation Tramline Cabs have identified 11,000 offences since they were introduced – here are 15 of the most remarkable

Real footage from the Highways England Operation Tramline cabs – you won’t believe what they’ve seen!

HGV Blind Spots

for TRUCK Drivers

Blind Spot 1

HGV Blind Spots

for CAR Drivers

Transport company ordered to close after death of cyclist

Dr Suzanna Bull was struck by a lorry in Birmingham in October 2017, suffering “catastrophic” injuries.

Following a Traffic Commissioner inquiry, S & J Transport, which employed the driver who killed her, will have its operator’s licence revoked on 1 October. West Midlands Police said the decision “further holds the company to account”.

The driver, Robert Bradbury was jailed for 21 months in December for causing Dr Bull’s death. (Image from family handout)

TRAFFIC COMMISSIONER FORCES COMPANY CLOSURE
LORRY DRIVER JAILED FOR CARELESS DRIVING
Suzannah Bull
Bridge Strikes

Ratchet Straps

What you need to know

The Highway Code (Rule 98), the Road Traffic Act 1988 (Section 40A), and the Road Vehicles (Construction & Use) Regulations 1986 say that goods transported by road must be secured to the vehicle they are carried on or in to make sure the load doesn’t come off the vehicle or make the vehicle unstable. The driver and anyone else who causes or permits the vehicle to be on the road, are all responsible for the safety of the load.

The Highway Code (Rule 98), the Road Traffic Act 1988 (Section 40A), and the Road Vehicles (Construction & Use) Regulations 1986 say that goods transported by road must be secured to the vehicle they are carried on or in to make sure the load doesn’t come off the vehicle or make the vehicle unstable. The driver and anyone else who causes or permits the vehicle to be on the road, are all responsible for the safety of the load.

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) say that work equipment must be fit for purpose, maintained and inspected to spot damage before it affects the safety of the equipment, and used only by people who have received appropriate training and information.

Ratchet Straps

More information:
For more information please visit the load securing: vehicle operator guidance page on GOV.UK

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