cab cylinder//More than three quarters of Germans oppose longer trucks

Sept. 2014. More than three quarters of Germans are against the introduction of longer, heavier vehicles (LHVs) on German roads, according to a representative survey carried out by the opinion researcher institute forsa on behalf of the German Pro-Rail Alliance, the Automobile Club Transport (ACV) cab pump and the Association of German Transport Companies VDV. A total of 79 percent of those questioned said they opposed the introduction of LHVs on German roads while only 17 percent said that they were in favour.

The previous forsa survey in 2011 showed that 77 percent were against LHVs and 18 percent in favour. The main reasons given by those surveyed was greater risk of accidents (55 percent) cab cylinder and increased government spending for upgrading the road network (51 percent). Another important reason given by 47 percent of those polled was that using LHVs would shift transportation from the railways back onto the roads, damaging the environment.

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