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Trucks will be closely watched

PROFESSIONAL supervisors will be on duty at each construction site in the city to detect unlicensed dump trucks and stop overloaded vehicles, according to a new city rule released yesterday.

The new rule, which will take effect on August 20, is the latest effort to better manage large vehicles, which have caused dozens of fatal accidents in the city since last year.

Construction vehicles were involved in more than 20 deaths last year.

Reckless operation like overloading and speeding were the main causes of the accidents as some drivers were unlicensed and lacked training.

The city's construction industry management authority required that each construction site should have a team of full-time supervisors to check vehicles.

The supervisors should ensure that "the height of the truck's load does not surpass its limit."

The construction companies will be responsible for hiring supervisors, who should register at the construction industry management office. They will be subject to random inspections.


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