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A petition to force lorries and vans only use Motorways and A roads between the hours of 8.30pm and 6.00am

Submitted on Wednesday 7th December 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

Petition Action

A petition to force lorries and vans only use Motorways and A roads between the hours of 8.30pm and 6.00am

Additional Information

This petition is aimed at removing heavy goods and commercial vehicles from our motorways and A roads during peak hours, forcing them to use road from 8.30pm to 6.00 am only.

These roads are practically empty during these hours and it would make sense with respect to environmental, economic and safety issues.

The reasons to support this are listed below:
Spreading the flow of traffic will make the roads less congested and therefore
- avoid the need to build more roads and widen motorways
-less traffic at all times means more safety for all users
-the impact of emission will be reduced
- there will be less damage to the road networks.

This will save lives, hundreds of millions of pounds and make the roads more pleasant for all to use.

To compensate drivers working more anti-social hours
the government could reduce road fund duty or fuel vat for commercial operators who could then increase drivers pay.

Simple and easy to implement. Give your support.


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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

You are more likely to get action on this issue if you sign and share a single petition.

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