Mayor for London's consultation on direct vision lorries- completely the wrong message says RHA

Posted On: 
25th January 2017

The Road Haulage Association has expressed major concern about the tone and content of the Mayor of London’s consultation on direct vision lorries.

Commenting, RHA director of policy Jack Semple said: “This is completely the wrong message, completely unjustified and completely unsupported by evidence. We are very concerned to learn this is the first of a series of consultations about HGVs

“This is the same Transport for London that has seen congestion soar 30% in two years (2014-15) despite reducing traffic levels – and that’s even before the latest logjams in central London

“Sadiq Khan said he understood business. He is showing no signs of that as far as HGVs are concerned. HGVs are good for London and we need them to replace many of the vans that are taking over London’s streets.

“We look for evidence from TfL and we get none. We will be doing a full analysis of the consultation and responding in due course.”