Opposition grows to new French “blind spot” signage for heavy transport

International Road Transport Union [IRU] has written two letters to the European Commission – to DG MOVE and DG GROW – calling on them to oppose the obligatory marking of blind spots on heavy-duty vehicles being unexpectedly introduced in France from January 1.

The letters ask the European Commission to raise the issue urgently with the relevant French authorities. The IRU states that the proposals are impractical and that the timeline is unrealistic. The IRU also argues that the measures – the obligatory affixing of stickers on heavy-duty vehicles – will not substantially improve road safety and are not compatible with existing EU legislation.

The full letters are here [DG GROW] and here [DG MOVE]