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HGV driver reported on A14 outside Bury St Edmunds after allegedly stopping and taking a break on the slip road

A driver has been reported after police spotted an HGV stationary on an A14 slip road.

Suffolk Police’s Commercial Vehicle Unit stopped the truck outside Bury St Edmunds.

Officers said the vehicle caused an obstruction and delays for people joining the carriageway – and appeared to have broken down.

This driver was reported. Picture: Suffolk Police
This driver was reported. Picture: Suffolk Police

They determined the driver had exceeded their legal driving time and took a break on the slip-road.

“Not only is this illegal but very dangerous,” a spokesman for Suffolk Police said.

Legally, drivers must take a 45 minute break every four-and-a-half hours while behind the wheel.

Police urged motorists to plan breaks before a trip.

The spokesman added: “HGV drivers should plan their breaks and stop in a safe place such as a layby or a lorry park not in a live carriageway.”

The driver was issued a traffic offence report.