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Lorry Drivers Warned To Watch Their Speed


9:10am 8th November 2012

If you're a lorry driver setting off from South Dorset keep an eye on your speed.

Cross county Police have launched a crackdown on dangerous heavy goods vehicles.

Loads of HGV's come through Dorchester every day en-route to destinations in Devon and Cornwall.

Police down there are concerned about road safety, after new data published by the Department of Transport.

Figures show more than 4 in 5 are guilty of exceeding 50 miles per hour on dual carriageways, that's classed as speeding as the rules are different for lorry drivers because of their sheer size, they can cause severe accidents.

Police say they're putting other motorists and pedestrians at risk.

Traffic officers will be out in force this month looking out for lorry drivers from the Dorset area who're breaking the law.

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