The £57m yearly cost of foreign lorry accidents

Mark Nichol

A report by Accident Exchange has estimated that accidents involving foreign lorries on UK motorways are costing the economy £57,000,000 per year - prompting further calls for a road charge for foreign drivers.

The Government is currently considering a £10 per day or £1,000 per year levy for foreign lorry drivers, aimed at recouping some of the money they cost the economy.