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• Vehicle dimensions: Changes proposed to C&U regs early in

17th April 1997, Page 54
17th April 1997
Page 54
Page 54, 17th April 1997 — • Vehicle dimensions: Changes proposed to C&U regs early in
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1997 to allow drawbars up to 18.75m overall length, enforcing EU Directive 96/53.

• Vehicle weights: Draft regulations published to allow vehicles engaged in piggyback road/rail operations to operate at 44 tonnes.

• Vehicle registration: Consultation launched by the DVLA on a new V5 Vehicle Registration Document.

• VED-off-road notification: Proposals from DVLA for confirmation of off road status.

• 0-licensing and Plating and Testing Draft Regulations: Published regarding exemptions from both 0-licensing and also plating and testing.

• Access to the profession: EC proposals to change the professional competence, financial standing and good repute requirements.

• Identificatior of 0-licensed vehicles: Consultation undertaken by DOT on ways the identification of 0licensed vehicles could be improved. Options are enhanced identity discs, or a national computerised database.

• VED incentives for low emission vehicles: DOT consultation issued following the Chancellor's Budget announcement of a concession of up to £500 per year from vehicle excise duty rates for lorries meeting stringent emission standards.

• Pollution prevention measures for oil and petrol storage facilities: Proposed controls to ensure oil stores are located and built to prevent leakage to, and pollution of, the water environment and that handling arrangements are appropriate.


Organisations: European Union

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