Humberside Police is committed to safety on the county's roads and the escorting of abnormal loads is required to protect the public and minimise disruption to traffic.
In line with guidelines from the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) routine escorting of abnormal loads by Suffolk Police ceased from 1 January 2004.
This means hauliers are now responsible for arranging their own escorts (either providing their own escort vehicle(s) or engaging the services of an escort provider to escort it for them).
The Highways Agency code of practice gives advice on self escorting and can be forwarded if requested or found on the Highways Agency web page.
Humberside Police will still engage in escorts upon specific request of the haulier or where it is deemed that a load, due to its size or other extenuating circumstances, requires a police escort. These will usually be loads in need of a VR1 form or ‘special order’ permission to move.
Hauliers are required to notify the police of the movement of abnormal loads.
- Know the law
- Know the law before you get behind the wheel
Whatever vehicle you're driving, make sure you are aware of the law when it comes to driving:
- Texting or calling whilst driving
- Belt up
- Drink driving
- Drug driving
- Vehicle modifications