Large Goods Vehicles

Transport written question – answered on 12th September 2013.

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Photo of Charlie Elphicke Charlie Elphicke Conservative, Dover

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what consideration he has given to banning lorries from overtaking on motorways and dual carriageways.

Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport

There are no plans for generalised overtaking bans on motorways and dual carriageways.

An overtaking ban was installed for 18 months on two miles of the westbound A20 dual carriageway leading uphill away from Dover. The experimental A20 ban was monitored, but there was no evidence of discernable benefits and so it was discontinued in September 2011. The Highways Agency continues to monitor this area for any changes in circumstances that may warrant a review.

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