DVSA and Highways England will work together

COMMERCIAL vehicle drivers could be stopped by a Highways England traffic officer, the DVSA has recently announced.

Under a new agreement, DVSA and Highways England will work together to pull in lorries, vans, buses and coaches on West Midlands motorways while sharing Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) data and other intelligence in real time, all in a move to improve road safety and use public funds more effectively.

Highways England will be using their marked vehicles to perform the stopping duties previously only carried out by the widely recognised DVSA vehicles or the police. Either organisation can now bring vehicles into sites for DVSA examiners to check for issues such as drivers’ hours offences, mechanical defects, overloading and load security issues.

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