Merseyside Police are to be involved in a forthcoming meeting between officers and heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers taking place at an M6 service station.
The police force, in association with Lancashire Constabulary, will be conducting a drop-in meeting at Charnock Richard services on April 6th 2011 in a bid to help drivers keep themselves updated on legislation that may affect them.
Taking place between 08:00 and 14:00, the event will allow lorry and truck operators to voice any concerns they may have about specific laws.
PC Angela Elsden of Lancashire Constabulary’s road policing unit said: “This meeting provides the opportunity for drivers to get up to speed on legislation around tachographs, driver hour regulations, carriage of dangerous goods and construction and use regulations.”
It comes as part of the ongoing Operation Stammtisch scheme, which is being conducted in alliance with the Highways Agency, VOSA and the Driving Standards Agency.
The scheme is based on a similar initiative pioneered in Germany and involves regular meetings between police and truckers on the first Wednesday of each month.
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