Why are domestic registered dangerous goods tankers and bulk vehicles required to display an Emergency Action Code (EAC), rather than the continental Hazard Identification Number (HIN)?

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Why are domestic registered dangerous goods tankers and bulk vehicles required to display an Emergency Action Code (EAC), rather than the continental Hazard Identification Number (HIN)?

A

Those who take an interest in dangerous goods will, no doubt, be well aware that in the UK domestic dangerous goods tankers and vehicles carrying dangerous goods in bulk display an Emergency Action Code in the top left-hand corner of the hazard warning panel, and an emergency response telephone number, as seen in the picture below:

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