Goodwill says there will be no hasty cycle safety changes

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The government will not introduce “knee jerk” regulations requiring trucks to be fitted with additional cycle safety equipment such as detectors or cameras without scientific evidence that they are effective, roads and freight minister Robert Goodwill MP has pledged. Giving evidence to the House of Commons Transport Committee enquiry into cycle safety, Goodwill said: “We need to think carefully before specifying movement detectors because we don’t want a situation where drivers are being constantly distracted. Improvements need to be based on research so […]