Abnormal loads

West Yorkshire Police operates an embargo on vehicles that require notification under the Road Vehicles (authorisation of Special Types) General Order 2003 S.T.G.O or Special Orders between the hours of:

Monday to Friday: 6:30am to 10am and 4pm to 6:30pm

This is to minimise the impact of a wide or slow moving vehicle on the rush / peak hour congestion. Ultimately it this provides Officers with the power to remove a vehicle from the roads to a suitable location until the end of the embargo period - although there is no other penalty any incidents of companies not adhering to the embargo it may be a warning sign to check for other offences.

The Abnormal Loads Officer for West Yorkshire Police is Derek Darling. With over 40 years service (including 30 as a Police Officer) Derek has a wealth of knowledge in relation to Abnormal Loads and is the West Yorkshire Police Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for all notifications of Abnormal Loads and arranging suitable escorts when required.

Contact Derek Darling on 01924 293138

Note, this number is strictly for use in relation to Abnormal Loads for any other Police matters use our contact methods available here.