Guidance to stop terrorists accessing vehicles for attacks

The Department for Transport (DfT) has issued new guidance to help prevent terrorists getting access to commercial vehicles to be used in attacks.

In the last five years, changes in attack methodology has meant that commercial vehicles have become one of the deadliest weapons used by terrorists across Europe.

In 2017, vehicles were used in three of the five attacks which took place in London and Manchester.

The DfT has worked alongside security experts from Counter Terrorism Policing to create an industry-specific guidance document to help transport businesses, operators, managers and drivers mitigate the threat of their vehicles being used in an attack.

The guidance covers all aspects of vehicle and site security, including a checklist for vehicle security for commercial drivers.

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