The FTA has applauded the Mayor of London’s announcement that an extra £17m of funding will awarded to London boroughs to enhance cycle safety. The FTA’s head of logistics, Christopher Snelling, said: “As cycling grows in popularity it becomes increasingly important that all road users are aware of how to behave safely around each other. Therefore we particularly welcome the inclusion of funding for training of both cyclists and HGV drivers as part of some of the packages announced today.” […]
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”.
More than 67,000 employees working in the logistics sector are regarded as not being proficient in their jobs, according to a report by a government advisory body.
A new report has called into question the effectiveness of safety mirrors fitted to LGVs as a means of preventing accidents involving cyclists.