In the period of 2020/2021, there were 1624 incidents involving the Network Infrastructure alone. Many of these incidents involve commercial vehicles using inappropriate routes for their vehicle height or weight limit. Each of these incidents creates congestion and risks the safety of other road users; as well as significant financial implications for both local services and councils.
Following a bridge impact in St. Helens, a public inquiry was held and concluded that among many other issues; such as expired license, failure on the both the driver’s and his employers behalf – a contributing factor was poor route planning and the reliance on inappropriate satnav systems which lacked commercial functionality.
You can read more on this topic through [this link] to an email circular released by the Office of the Traffic Commissioner.