Left hand drive large goods vehicles (LHD HGVs)

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Left hand drive large goods vehicles

Outlining some of the safety issues that can be posed by left-hand drive vehicles and the potential solutions to these concerns

The number of left-hand drive HGVs (LHD HGVs) using the UK's roads has increased significantly over the last decade or so.

In 2016, 267 people were killed, 1,017 seriously injured and 6,212 slightly injured in road accidents involving HGVs that were reported to the police in Britain. Of these, 9 people were killed, 37 seriously injured and 381 slightly injured in road accidents involving foreign registered left hand drive HGVs.

Therefore, 3.3% of deaths in accidents with HGVs (and just under 1% of all road deaths) involve foreign registered left hand drive HGVS, as do 3.6% of serious injuries and 6.1% of slight injuries.


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