Call our Sales Team on 0208 912 2120

Two categories for transport legislation

23rd October 1970
Page 23
Page 23, 23rd October 1970 — Two categories for transport legislation
Noticed an error?
If you've noticed an error in this article please click here to report it so we can fix it.

Which of the following most accurately describes the problem?

Keywords : Turvey

• Mr G. Turvey, secretary of the FTA, commented on the Central Government Reorganisation White Paper (see page 20) to members in Southampton on Tuesday. Pronouncements of the past Tew weeks, he said, had provided hope that the industry's constant plea for less legislation would at last be heeded—not that the industry could hope to avoid new legislation altogether, but it might in future fall into two main categories. One could embrace the wider political and policy matters and the second be concerned with changes to correct shortcomings in the present system and to remove unnecessary restrictions on the development of new transport techniques which the industry itself would be seeking.

The Common Market, anti-pollution measures and increased recognition of European Standards, clearly fell, he said, into the first category, while "the urgent need to do something about the drivers' hours mess" was the most immediate and significant factor under the second heading.

Other measures mentioned by Mr Turvey which would feature on the industry's "shopping list" of required changes included the earliest possible decision on the increased vehicle weights controversy, the introduction of the three-tier prohibition notice system first envisaged in 1966 /67 and now promised for the spring of next year, amendments to the Special Types General Order and at least a limited system of type approval if only to eliminate the need for the continued printing and re-printing of Standard Lists.


People: G. Turvey
Locations: Southampton

comments powered by Disqus