Lorry carrying 7,000 litres of corrosive chemical stopped by police

A LORRY driver was stopped by police after failing to properly secure the load he was carrying – which happened to be 7,000 litres of a corrosive chemical. Dyfed Powys Police officers stopped the HGV driver in Powys on Monday, September 5, and found that the driver was carrying the chemical without the full safety measures in place. “HGV failing to comply with ADR carrying 7,000lites of a corrosive chemical,” the force’s Roads Policing Unit tweeted.

“No Orange boards. No fire extinguishers. No emergency instructions.

No crew safety kit. Only one strap on each IBC. Should be a minimum of two straps.

Prohibition issued.”

An IBC is an intermediate bulk container, while the ADR is a specialist test for vehicles carrying dangerous or hazardous goods in bulk by road.