VAN DRIVERS SET TO BE STOPPED ON A9 FOR POLICE CHECKS

Drivers of commercial vans are being warned that they will be the subject of checks by police on a section on one of Scotland's most notorious roads between Perth and Inverness.
During the past two month countless crashes have taken place with many casualties on the stretch of Welsh road, in turn bringing forward upgrade work and police inspections. Commercial vans will be randomly stopped by the Tayside and Northern Constabulary to ensure commercial driving legislation is being properly adhered to, such as driver hours and the roadworthiness of commercial vehicles.
The A9 is a very busy section of road and is used constantly by vehicles such as Ford Transit vans, and the police action is aimed at getting drivers to ensure their vehicles are safe and are regularly checked for any maintenance they should need.
With many van drivers upgrading their vehicles to not only save money on constant repairs and to adhere to the emission legislation, such as that of the London Emission Zone scheme, they are turning to new Ford vans. The Ford Transit has been the most popular van in the UK for many years and has become the standard for fleets across Britain.