Safer, more streamlined lorries could be on UK roads by 2022 if new EU laws are approved. MEPs have backed a draft policy supporting a radical redesign of the existing ‘brick’-shaped vehicles.

Bigger windscreens would remove blind spots and a cab redesign would further improve visibility. A rounded nose and front crumple zone would make it safer for pedestrians and cyclists, and a sleeker profile would ensure better fuel efficiency and reduce emissions.

National governments will now consider the proposed changes, with a decision on them expected after the EU elections in May.

If approved, the modifications will take at least seven years to become law, allowing haulage companies time to upgrade their fleets.

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