Croydon Council is running a six-month trial of Cycle Alert technology on three of its own HGVs. Cycle Alert is an RFID sensory system to detect cyclists in vehicles’ blindspots. It comprises a wireless low-power sensor on the vehicle, a cab-mounted device to alert the driver of a cyclist’s presence and a tag fitted to bicycles. Carole Crankshaw, regeneration development and environment department senior transport planner and biking borough programme manager of Croydon Council, said, “As the number of cyclists […]
Cowan Plant, the operator disqualified from Fors last year, has lost an appeal against the decision to revoke its O-licence.
A new report has called into question the effectiveness of safety mirrors fitted to LGVs as a means of preventing accidents involving cyclists.
LGV operators should not feel they are being singled out in the drive to cut cyclist deaths and injuries in London, as modifications to make construction vehicles safer are just part of a package of measures being introduced to improve cycle safety, London major Boris Johnson said on Monday (9 December).