14 May 2011
Five years since FTA challenged the Driver Standards Agency (DSA) to consider including an HGV section in the Highway Code, the leading trade body is delighted with a firm commitment to do so in the Government's Road Safety Framework, published today.
Malcolm Bingham, Head of Road Network Management Policy, said:
"There is no doubt that a focus on how to behave around lorries will improve road safety immeasurably and save lives. All road users, whether on two wheels, four or sixteen, have a responsibility to each other to act safely.
"A section devoted to HGVs in the Highway Code will engender greater consideration between road users. We are delighted the Government has committed to these proposals which we have fought for since 2006 when the Code was revised."
FTA has championed sensible guidance appropriate to all road users to ensure a better understanding of sharing the roads safely.
"We will work with Government and its agencies to ensure the right messages are delivered to create clear guidance."