Countering Vehicle as a Weapon: Best Practice Guidance for Goods Vehicle Operators and Drivers has just been released by the UK Department for Transport and addresses VAW attacks, writes Tim Norris of Ashtons LegalSolicitors.
VAW stands for ‘Vehicle as a Weapon’. Such an attack requires relatively low-level preparation and little or no training but is potentially devastating in its impact. The guidance categorises all goods vehicles within that term to include anything from a small van to a large lorry.
Best Practice Guidance covers: