Stream of commercial vehicles checked

Officers from the Road Policing Unit were at the Sundial roundabout yesterday morning where they were paying particular attention to commercial vehicles and their drivers. 

A constant stream of vehicles from small local delivery vans to enormous articulated trucks were waved to the coned-off side of the road where drivers’ documents were checked. At this stage, the officers were predominantly interested to learn if the driver’s licence was appropriate for the size of their vehicle.
The officers’ next job was to study the overall condition of the vehicle. With two or three officers on the task, it only took a few seconds to check the vehicle’s lights, indicators, tyres, the security of the load, even any sharp edges which could hurt someone – whatever could be dangerous to the driver or to other road users.