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Weight limit enforcement
Enforcement of weight limits is a matter for the police. However, the police have limited resources to enforce this type of restriction - especially environmental restrictions. Restrictions with 'except for access' clauses quickly fall into disrepute and are notoriously difficult to enforce.
However, these are needed to permit HGV access to local shops, businesses and residential properties for deliveries, removals and so forth. For this reason, enforcement is a low priority and therefore physical measures should be introduced to prevent any abuse of the restrictions - installation of signs alone is ineffective.
Restrictions will not be used if there is no suitable alternative route for the displaced traffic.
Where a Traffic Regulation Order restricts the use of a road, route or area to certain vehicles, the signposting of a recommended alternative route will need to be considered.
Traffic and Highways
Merton Civic Centre
Morden SM4 5DX
Telephone: 020 8545 3106
Fax: 020 8545 4865