Ahead of the Transport Committee’s cycling safety evidence sessions next week, Labour has involved itself in the debate with the launch of an HGV Safety Charter. Detailing a series of safety measures it expects hauliers to take to ensure the safety of cyclists after a recent series of deaths on the road, the voluntary charter will likely become law if Labour wins the 2015 General Election. “Labour’s new charter lays down tough new safety rules for HGVs,” said shadow transport […]
The Metropolitan Police’s Cycle Safety Team has put on the road a Mercedes-Benz Actros in police livery, which will be used for its Exchanging Places cyclist awareness initiative.
The Metropolitan Police Service has extended Operation Safeway by another week in a bid to make sure all road users obey the law of the land.
The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has thrown its weight behind the recent EU vote to allow truck manufacturers to exceed current maximum weight and dimensions limits. IOSH described the vote in favour as “a major step in the right direction to reduce deaths and major injuries on the road”.