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A12 pledge: Ban on lorries overtaking and police patrols reinstated
10:44am Thursday 26th June 2014 in News
ESSEX County Council’s highways boss says it is time to bring back dedicated A12 police patrols.
Rodney Bass, county councillor responsible for transport, has admitted it was a mistake to scrap the patrols four years ago.
He has asked the Highways Agency to help with funding – and banning lorries overtaking from 6am to 8pm, installing “keep your distance” chevrons and putting up warning signs.
Mr Bass said: “I really think the patrols were very good. They served an excellent purpose and I am willing to commit some of the budget to fund it."
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