Lorry drivers stopped by police for breaching weight restrictions on Wigan road

A number of truckers have been stopped and warned by police for driving HGVs down a Wigan street in breach of its weight limit.

Fed-up residents of Swan Lane in Hindley Green had complained to police that lorry drivers have long been flouting a regulation which restricts their vehicle sizes and loads to 7.5 tonnes.

The heavy vehicles pass homes in order to reach the industrial estate further down the road.

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Swan Lane, Hindley Green, has a 7.5-ton weight limit on it

As a result of the complaints the commerical vehicle unit patrolled the street and stopped “multiple HGVs for breaching or ignoring the restrictions.”

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police’s traffic unit said that it had issued a fixed penalty notice to one of the drivers, adding “we’ll be back.”