HC Deb 24 May 1994 vol 244 c135W
Mr. Snape

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department has taken to prevent lorries from striking rail bridges.

Mr. Key

We work closely with Railtrack and other bridge owners, local authorities, bus operators and the haulage industry to monitor and reduce bridge strikes. Local authorities have been given guidance on the use of traffic signs to warn drivers of high vehicles in good time; and at 21 low bridges of particular concern we have installed automatic signs which are switched on by detectors of vehicles that are too high.