Civilian traffic officers could be given new powers to fine hauliers and inspect driver documentation under plans to deal with congestion if there is a no deal Brexit.
The Department for Transport (DfT) has circulated the plans to stakeholders. They include proposals to give Highways England traffic officers the power to issue penalty notices up to £300 to hauliers who refuse to take recommended alternative routes or use holding areas.
DfT also plans to legislate for Operation Brock, which is designed to deal with disruption on the M20 leading to the port of Dover.
Sky News reports that some stakeholders have been asked to sign non-disclosure agreements about the plans.
Support for farmers
Visiting Wales on Tuesday, the Prime Minister said the government would give farmers the “support they need” if there is a no deal Brexit.
The Prime Minister suggested farmers could be granted “export refunds” by the government if no deal tariffs and quotas impacted their trade.
The National Farmers Union warned of “civil unrest” if the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 31st October.