Weekend truck ban lifted because of heatwave

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A truck ban on Hungarian roads over the weekend will be suspended because of a heat alert in effect until Monday, the Technology and Industry Ministry said on Thursday, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

The ministry noted that waiting in an overheated driver's cab is not only unhealthy, it could also significantly impair professional drivers' ability to concentrate after moving on. 

The lifting of the ban is also justified by the need to preserve the quality of delivered goods and the prevention of damage to them, the ministry added.

According to general rules, in July and August lorry bans are in effect on weekends from Saturday 3 p.m. until Sunday 10 p.m.

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