Brexit may cause ‘disruption’ for HGVs passing through Dover – but new barrier could help

Brexit may cause ‘disruption’ for HGVs passing through Dover – but new barrier could help

The government has warned that Brexit may lead to “disruption” for heavy goods vehicles while passing through Dover which could cause road delays. However, a new moveable concrete barrier could help reduce congestion during periods of cross-channel disruption.

The government has been looking at various ways to minimise disruption on UK roads for months.

Last year, 89 lorries were seen taking part in test runs at a disused airport near Ramsgate to look at ways traffic could be improved.

Alongside the new barrier, truck drivers will need to secure a special permit to enter Kent in a new draconian measure.

Drivers of lorries weighing over 7.5 tonnes will need to apply for a “Kent Access Permit” to show they have all necessary paperwork to enter Europe.

However, queues were likely to die down when companies realised they could not access the continent with the incorrect documents.

Highways England says drivers could be fined £300 if drivers for failing to have a ‘Kent Access Permit’ when travelling to the Port of Dover.

Fines can also be issued if drivers issue a fraudulent declaration which could slow down the checking process.

Published at Mon, 26 Oct 2020 10:33:00 +0000