Lambeth Cyclists donate to LCC’s ‘No More Lethal Lorries’ campaign


You may be aware from the LCC website of the campaign to reduce road danger to cyclists from heavy goods vehicles, especially given recent tragic fatalities asreported in the press.

There is currently an appeal to raise funds and a petition calling for better driver training. Lambeth Cyclists has agreed to donate £300 to the fund to help LCC in its campaign to improve driver standards
in the industry. For more information see www.no-more-lethal-lorries.org.uk



The London Cycling Campaign 'No More Lethal Lorries' appeal aims to reduce road danger to cyclists. Please donate to our appeal and sign our petition calling for better driver training.
1 Cyclist-awareness training for drivers

All city lorry drivers should be have ongoing cycle-awareness training, including on-bike experience.

2 Drivers must take more responsibility

Authorities must recognise driver responsibility for doing everything practical to reduce risks. Blaming a ‘blind spot’ should be an admission of guilt.

3 Safer design for London lorries

Lorries designed for off-road use should be taken off city streets. The best mirrors, cameras and sensors should be fitted as standard.

4 Higher standards from lorry operators

Quality-assurance schemes such as London’s Freight Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) should be mandatory, and the police encouraged to crack down on rogue operators.

5 More responsible procurement

Companies must only buy haulage services from reputable firms, with government taking a lead in encouraging best practice.

Plus: Better education for cyclists

Cyclists must be given the most accurate and up-to-date information on riding safely around lorries.
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