Road traffic restrictions

Other Names:
Unjustified restrictions on the free movement of commercial vehicles

There are general national or regional traffic prohibitions on Sundays and on public holidays, during summer holiday period in some countries, additional restrictions of limited duration are also enforced at other times of the year on certain high density road, local traffic prohibitions restrict night-time driving or transit through certain towns, and special prohibitions are applied to the transportation of dangerous goods and outside loads.


Annual cost of these restrictions has been estimated in the UK at over £200 million.

Broader Problems:
Inappropriate transport policy
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST