'Death or Injury - Defective Lorries and Driving Licence Offences.'

Our Motoring Law experts are often consulted by drivers of LGVs (HGVs) who are in trouble with the authorities and facing prosecution. They have discovered that 2/3rds of lorries stopped by the police are being driven illegally or are defective in some way. This obviously has an effect on the safety of other road users. Long Goods Vehicles (also known as Heavy Goods Vehicles) are responsible for a disproportionate amount of cyclists and pedestrians killed or injured on our roads.

Fundamental faults include lack of mirrors or anti crush bars as required by law. We are aware of a case where a driver of an 18 tonne defective scaffolding lorry was uninsured and driving without a proper licence.

The Met Police has a specialist lorries and buses unit and between January and November 2013, just under a third of 5,996 vehicles stopped were defect free and legally driven.

Our M23Law Motoring Lawyers are available to any suspect or defendant in these traffic cases, normally on a private instruction Fixed Fee basis. We defend throughout Wales & England.

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