The road transport industry has been urged to create an industry-wide code of practice on cyclists’ safety and a clear programme of work to promote the enforcement of safety regulations. The warning, made in a report from the House of Commons transport committee, was accompanied by a call for the DfT to take more direct action if there is not a reduction in the proportion of cyclists involved in collisions with HGVs. The report said it was “greatly concerned” by […]
The government has called on the freight industry to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 15% by 2025, while conceding that diesel can be a sensible choice for the sector while vehicle technology advances.
The RHA and local member Steve Porter Transport took a truck to Newport for the start of the Isle of Wight cylcing festival on 14 September to get cyclists in the cab and demonstrate the blind spots faced by LGV drivers. Part of the RHA’s cycle safety campaign, the initiative is part of a series of events bringing together cyclists and operators so both groups understand each other’s concerns.