Guide

Driving dangerous goods and special loads abroad

Introduction

When dangerous goods are transported by road, an accident could present considerable harm to people and the environment. Spillage of the goods could lead to fires, explosions and chemical poisoning or burning.

Hauliers need to be aware of the laws on transporting dangerous goods by road, and the procedures involved in classifying such goods.

This guide gives an overview of these rules. It also covers how to ensure that the vehicles in which these goods are carried, and their operators, are correctly certified in accordance with international regulations.