Monday, 16 July 2018

HGVs 'misusing small roads'

DRIVERS of heavy goods vehicles came under fire at the latest meeting about South Oxfordshire's traffic problems.

They were accused of travelling on unsuitable roads and using sat-nav devices designed for cars.

The meeting in Watlington on Friday was the second to be organised by Henley MP John Howell and was attended by about 20 representatives from various towns and villages.

It heard from three working groups set up at the first meeting in March — one to look at speeding and enforcement, another at HGVs using towns such as Henley and Watlington as through-routes and the other at signage.

Barry Coward, chairman of Little Milton Parish Council, said that HGV drivers were using routes that were unsuitable for their vehicles but if they were banned from these it would force them on to the correct routes.

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