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23 Jan 2012
Safety checks on lorries using the M6 in Cheshire are a
first-class example of inter-agency teamwork, says
Cheshire Police Authority.
Five members of the Authority visited the site beside the
motorway at Sandbach which is shared by the Cheshire Police
Commercial Vehicle Unit, the Highways Agency, the Vehicle and
Operator Services Agency and Customs Officers.
Work carried out there includes checks on lorry drivers'
working hours, tests on lorry brakes,
tyres and other possible safety
issues, measuring the weight of vehicles and loads and
checks for illegal fuel use.
Adrian Walmsley, Vice Chairman of the Authority said,
- Adrian Walmsley, Vice Chairman Cheshire Police
We were really impressed by the way the different agencies pull
together. The purpose of the work here is to keep the motorway safe
for all the people who use it. These officers never lose sight of