SAG 23 – Heavy-duty vehicle weight restrictions in the EU: enforcement and compliance technologies

The 23rd Scientific Advisory Group report investigates the enforcement of compliance with loading rules in heavy duty vehicles.

Heavy-Duty Vehicles (HDVs) including Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs), buses and coaches using European roads must comply with rules on weights and dimensions set out in Directive 96/53/EC. This Directive establishes maximum common measures to ensure that road safety is not jeopardised and that degradation to roads, bridges and tunnels is minimal.

This report investigates the various means to ensure that HDVs circulating on European roads meet the loading requirements set out in EU legislation.


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