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Highways Agency issues experimental stickers to van operators

Date: 29 April 2014

The Highways Agency is offering free distance-related stickers to commercial vehicle fleet operators.

The initiative is part of a Transport Research Laboratory commission to investigate the effectiveness of such stickers as a means of deterring vehicle bunching.

At 19cm×47cm, the stickers are considered too large for passenger cars, but can be attached to trucks and light commercials.

According to the Highways Agency, if the driver of a following vehicle can read a sticker at specific legal speeds, the gap between them is too small. 

This will apply to stickers for speeds of 30mph, 50mph and 70mph, and the scheme is
intended to work in conjunction with the 'three-second rule' for vehicle distances.

For more information or to receive stickers, interested parties should contact Poppy Husband.