How safe is the truck in front?

AS many as a third of all lorries, vans and trailers on Suffolk roads could have serious safety defects, it emerged today.The disturbing statistic can be revealed after Suffolk police traffic unit carried out random spot checks on commercial vehicles during a six-hour operation on the outskirts of Ipswich.

By Colin Adwent

AS many as a third of all lorries, vans and trailers on Suffolk roads could have serious safety defects, it emerged today.

The disturbing statistic can be revealed after Suffolk police traffic unit carried out random spot checks on commercial vehicles during a six-hour operation on the outskirts of Ipswich.

Ten of the 30 vehicles tested were given prohibition notices because of the severity of their failings.

Two lorries and one trailer were in such a bad condition that they had to be taken off the road immediately until their defects were corrected.

Another seven vehicles were only allowed to drive on to their destinations before they were banned from travelling until their mechanical deficiencies were fixed.

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