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.
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