In a new initiative, the Agency has teamed up with HGV industry regulator – North West Traffic Commissioner Beverley Bell – to encourage commercial vehicle operators to ensure their vehicles do not spill litter or debris on to the roads.
HA Traffic Officers and contractors will report any incidents to Mrs Bell who will then warn the operators that their licences could be at risk if their loads are not secured properly.
This in my view is just another token gesture by the Agency to give the illusion they are doing something about litter.
If a lorry is seen spilling litter it should be prosecuted. End of story.
What incentive is there for miscreant hauliers to secure their loads if the worst that could happen is a warning.