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Rush hour ban for overtaking trucks

14 February 2005

BRUSSELS – The Belgian government wants to stop heavy goods vehicles from overtaking during the rush hour, it emerged on Monday.

Lorry drivers have already been banned from overtaking on the roads in bad weather and on Sunday, Mobility Minister Renaat Landuyt argued they should also be told to stop overtaking during the rush hour.

Landuyt wants to copy legislation already introduced in the Netherlands and has written to the regional transport ministers about his proposals.

However, truck drivers have already come out against the plan, arguing last year’s rain rules were so poorly advertised by the government that many drivers, especially those from abroad, were unaware they existed and therefore failed to respect them.

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Subject: Belgian news