1. ITV Report

New HGV mirror requirements after Notts man was shunted on M1

The Government has responded to concerns about the dangers from lorry blind spots. It follows the case of Nottingham motorist Jack Sheldon who was shunted along the M1 motorway by a truck which pulled into his lane.

Nottingham North MP, Graham Allen, took up Mr Sheldon's case and wrote to the Department of Transport. In a letter of reply, minister Stephen Hammond, said that the Department had completed an in-depth study on driver vision and is in the transition stage to introducing new mirror requirements.

Technical provision for improvement to the driver's view around their HGV have been agreed, but still require implementation in the European Union. The changes will apply to new vehicle types from 30 June 2014 once agreement has been reached in the EU.

– Stephen Hammond, Dept of Transport

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