A COUNCILLOR from Goring is calling for commercial sat-navs to be made compulsory in heavy goods
A COUNCILLOR from Goring is calling for commercial sat-navs to be made compulsory in heavy goods vehicles.
Kevin Bulmer, who represents the village on Oxfordshire County Council, has put forward a motion for next week’s council meeting.
The motion calls on the Government to make it compulsory for HGVs to have commercial satellite navigation and for drivers to be banned from using personal sat-navs.
It says fines should be introduced for those who don’t keep their devices up to date. Cllr Bulmer said: “The rural areas of Oxfordshire are being particularly affected by HGVs using inappropriate routes and causing both delays and excessive damage to roads which are not capable of sustaining this traffic.
“Personal sat-navs which take you on the shortest route are not suitable for HGVs and are leading to excessive economic damage to the economies of towns and villages.
“The increased use of routing agreements would be made even more effective by this measure and put all HGVs on the same footing.”