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British Cycling hails HGV safety measures

15 May 2013/Categories: Industry News


British Cycling has praised a construction contractor for its work to reduce the number of collisions involving HGVs and cyclists.


The group said FM Conway has done a great job of training its drivers to be more aware of bikers and installing new technology to help cut down on accidents.


Having secured a contract to renovate Herne Hill Velodrome in London, the firm set about introducing a number of measures to boost the safety of its fleet of lorries, which includes the installation of sensors and a camera that allows drivers to see cyclists in their blind spot.


British Cycling's policy and legal affairs director Martin Gibbs thinks other businesses should follow FM Conway's lead.


"Cities in the UK also need to look at restricting the times that lorries can enter city centres, as we've seen in Dublin and Paris," he remarked.


The team behind London's Crossrail development have also introduced stringent safety standards for the trucks used throughout the project and they think this could have a positive impact in other parts of the country.

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