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Large Goods Vehicles

Transport written question – answered on 2nd November 2011.

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Photo of Alun Cairns Alun Cairns Conservative, Vale of Glamorgan

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the status is of her Department's proposed increase in maximum trailer size for articulated heavy goods vehicles; and what assessment she has made of the potential effects of the increase on (a) levels of cyclists' safety and (b) the environment.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport

The Government have just published their response to the consultation on the use of longer semi-trailers, including a revised impact assessment which takes account of additional information provided in the course of the consultation. This is available on:

http://www.dft.gov.uk/consultations/dft-2011-06

The impact assessment covers both environmental impact and safety, but does not disaggregate the safety risk between different categories of road user.

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