Logo
Young Driver Focus | National Conference | Knowledge Centre Twitter RSS
direcorycalendarvacanciesadviceshopContact
Road Safety News - In association with Keltic Clothing
Monday 22nd June 2009

Safety boost for London's cyclists

Mirrors that reveal cyclists and pedestrians hidden in a lorry’s blind spot will be attached to traffic lights on some routes in London.

The measure is being introduced in response to a surge in collisions involving lorries turning left at junctions.

The idea is that drivers’ eyes will already be drawn to the traffic signal while waiting for a green light, so they will also see any cyclists or pedestrians reflected in the mirror bolted to the post.

The mirrors will initially be installed at junctions on the Mayor of London’s dozen cycling ‘superhighways’, which are intended to attract less-confident cyclists who are worried about the danger of cycling round London.

Charlie Lloyd, cycling development officer at the London Cycling Campaign and a former HGV driver, welcomed the mirrors but said that it was also important to educate lorry drivers about coping with their blind spots.

Click here to read the full Times Online news report.

Comments:

Report a reader comment
Click here to report a comment you consider to be offensive or inappropriate.


There are currently no comments about this news item.


What's your view - comment on this story:

I confirm that I have read and accept the moderation policy and house rules relating to comments posted on this website.
Your comment:
Your name and location:
Your email:
Captcha [What is this?]


Road Safety Academy
What's New?
Monday 4th August 2014 -

 Members' areaMinutes of the June Directors Board meeting added.

Monday 21st July 2014 -

 Members' area - Policy & Management Committee meeting June meeting minutes added

Thursday 17th July 2014 -

 Members' areaTHINK! Country roads campaign briefing added

Tuesday 17th June 2014 -

 Careers - new job vacancy added

Tuesday 10th June 2014 -

Members' area THINK! Campaign Calendar April 2014 - March 2015 added.

Tuesday 10th June 2014 -

Members' area - THINK! drink drive activity during the World Cup briefing added.

Contacts

Click here to submit a new story.

Click here to register for our weekly news update service.