Correspondent in London
Monday, in the morning, 89 semi-trailers and trailers have been mobilized by the british government to engage in a real-life simulation of traffic jam in Kent, in the south of England, to prepare for an exit without the agreement of the european Union, on the 29th of march. It was to test an alternative route for heavy vehicles in case of congestion at the border between Dover and Calais. The airfield disused Manston is intended as a buffer zone to accommodate up to 6000 trucks in transit.
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Ten thousand heavy trucks per day enter every day in the United Kingdom via Dover, in two minutes each. According to the forecasts of the authorities of the port, two minutes of additional checks by truck would result in closures of more than 27 km, and similar chaos on the French side. The ministry of Transportation british wants to ...Updated Date: 09 January 2019, 00:00