Abnormal Loads success – Merseyside Police agree to increased number of registrations

Abnormal Loads success – Merseyside Police agree to increased number of registrations

02 Oct 2023 Posted By Joe Scotting

Merseyside Police has agreed to accept up to five vehicle registrations per STGO and abnormal loads movement notification.

The force had only previously accepted notification of one vehicle registration. This meant that operators needing to change a vehicle had to submit new notifications, resulting in delays and increased costs.

The move comes after the RHA and other trade bodies have collaborated with senior officers on behalf of their respective members.

We’d like to thank members for providing us with the evidence which has helped us persuade officers to make this change.

There are still a number of issues with other forces we are working with chief constables to resolve.

In other recent dialogue, the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) – who co-ordinate forces to work together on common issues – has committed to improving policing response with enforcement and escort provision through the College of Policing.

They’ve also said they will work with industry to update national police guidance.

The NPCC said it will strive for consistency across forces but stressed that chief constables are responsible for operational decisions.

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