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Truckers raise safety concerns after spate of overpass accidents

July 19, 2022  By CBC News

A truck crashed into a Highway 1 overpass in Langley, B.C., on Monday, becoming the latest in a string of collisions that has truckers raising safety concerns.

In response to what it called a “recent spate” of such incidents, the province’s Transportation Ministry said it’s stepping up enforcement, particularly for over-height vehicles.

The ministry said the trucking industry as a whole is “extremely professional and safety conscious,” but there are some drivers “who fail to take the proper precautions” with potentially over-height loads.

The B.C. Trucking Association says that while driver error is often a significant factor when commercial trucks hit overpasses, the province needs to do more to improve highway infrastructure and share what it knows about overpass collisions.

(CBC News)

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