RHA welcomes UK Government’s driver facilities pledge – But more needs to be done

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The RHA in the UK welcomes the British Government’s Department for Transport’s announcement of £20m to improve roadside facilities.

Ministers have pledged the funding to improve security, lighting and showers at services.

The announcement comes after the Association launched its RHA Facilities Campaign for better facilities for commercial vehicle drivers.

Tom Cornwell, RHA lead for Infrastructure and Operator Licencing welcomed the move but said more needs to be done to increase parking provision and improve facilities.

“This is encouraging news for our drivers who often tell us about poor facilities on the road but there’s a long way to go. We believe we need an extra 11,000 safe and secure parking spaces and we’re determined to tackle that shortfall by working with government, industry and officials.”

The RHA is pressing Ministers to work with industry to deliver long-term solutions, and update planning rules to help push through new developments.

The RHA urges everyone to sign their petition calling on the UK Government to help improve driver facilities.

Ministers are encouraging roadside service operators to apply for the funding immediately.