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Police: LGV drivers must respect M62 speed limit

West Yorkshire Police has reminded LGV drivers to respect the 50mph speed limit on the M62 between junctions 25 to 30.

The speed limit has been put in place as the Highways Agency transforms the section into a “managed motorway”, which will see hard shoulder running and variable signage introduced with a completion date of the end of 2013.

However, some LGV drivers are failing to comply while passing through the section, with the resulting effect that they are harassing and tailgating vehicles in front of them.

This is in turn is generating complaints to the Highways Agency.

In a statement the Road Haulage Association (RHA) condemns any aggressive driving and says: “The RHA regularly remind members of the need to display and demonstrate competent and professional attitude to all other road users.

“So if members would take the opportunity to remind their drivers that they are required to comply with statutory and mandated speed limits it may prevent further action by the police particularly on the M62.”

West Yorkshire Police is understood to be looking for cooperation from LGV drivers as a first step to remedy the situation but will consider charging those that persist with Driving without Due Care and Attention if necessary.

At the start of the month Vosa announced it would be stepping up its monitoring of the London end of the M4, after several vehicles ignored the 7.5-tonne weight limit in place on the motorway’s elevated section.

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