Construction companies and their hauliers have been praised for their “fantastic” response to the issue of cyclist safety by TfL freight development manager Glen Davies. Speaking at a seminar on cycle safety at the Tip-ex and Tank-ex 2014 shows in Harrogate last week, Davies said TfL had commissioned a report from the Transport Research Laboratory after a spate of cyclist deaths in London between 2008 and 2012, 53% of which involved HGVs – despite trucks making up less than 4% […]
The last two weeks has seen a huge amount written about the death of six cyclists in London and The Hub, Motortransport.co.uk’s blog that looks at the stories behind the headlines, has been digging deep to find the facts in an emotive issue.
Subcontractors working for Lafarge Tarmac are to be audited by the aggregates giant to make sure they reach the standard required by Transport for London’s Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (Fors).
The FTA has welcomed the advent of “improved” mirrors for new HGVs from next year, describing them as a commonsense approach to boosting road safety.