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Ban proposed on lorries overtaking on the A12

Have you ever been stuck behind two lorries on a dual carriageway as one slowly overtakes the other? It can be pretty frustrating. The idea of banning HGVs from overtaking has already been tried on the A14 and the M11.

Now Essex County Council wants a ban introduced on the A12. But lorry drivers say the idea will be dangerous and could prove expensive. Here's Tom Barton.


Police clampdown on trucker driving offences

Suffolk Police have been patrolling dual carriageways in counties across the region this week in order to crack down on driving offences by truckers.

They've been using an unmarked lorry accompanied by a team of officers on motorcycles to stop offences such as mobile phone use and driving without a seat belt. Officers say driving without attention puts lives at risk, as Elodie Harper reports.