COPENHAGEN, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- A new ban doubling the number of highway kilometers, on which long haul trucks will not be permitted to overtake, was announced on Monday in Denmark.
The new ban will provide better traffic conditions, said a press release from the Road Directorate.
Long haul trucks, overtaking one another, are seen as the major culprits in slowing down the pace of traffic on Danish motorways.
Danish car drivers popularly refer to the truckers' notoriously slow road maneuver as "elephant racing".
"An extension of the existing ban could help ease the traffic. Especially in the busy morning and afternoon hours," explained Minister of Transport Benny Engelbrecht in the same press release.
Before the extension, trucks on a total of 230 kms of motorways were not allowed to overtake. The extension covers a further 270 kms.
The ban will effectively start when signs are placed on the motorways affected.