TfL's consultation on Safer Lorries needs your support!
Last year, seven out of the nine cyclist fatalities in London involved lorries.
TfL are now proposing that HGV's should be fitted with extra vision panels in the passenger door so the driver can see adjacent road users. This will reduce the 'left hook' collisions which have resulted in many cyclist and pedestrian fatalities.
The consultation includes two options:
- Option A - Differential road charging to encourage higher vision lorries
- Option B - Restricting non-compliant vehicles (a ban or partial ban)
A full ban would be most effective to keep dangerous lorries off our streets. A partial ban would shift danger to those cycling outside restricted times. Limiting lorries to so called 'safer routes' would inevitably mean allowing dangerous HGVs to mix with cyclists due to the lack of continuously segregated routes in London.
Respond to the consultation here - takes less than 5 minutes.
Stop Killing Cyclists are challenging the London mayoral candiates to implement 10 cycle safety measures by 2020, including ending HGV blind spots and other measures to reduce the danger from HGVs. You can read more about the 10by2020 here, and read responses from the candidates here. There will be more campaigning in the run up to the mayoral election, so watch this space!
Please support these measures and encourage friends to do the same.