Lambeth Borough Council’s Transport Department are leading the way nationally in working to reduce the road dangers posed to pedestrians and cyclists by lorries and other vehicles. They are implementing a new initiative which addresses the causes of collisions rather than the traditional road safety approach which has the effect of discouraging walking and cycling.
Most regular cyclists will know about the blind spot on the side of a lorry, and will position themselves so they are not in danger from left turning vehicles. Lambeth is not only publicising this danger to pedestrians and cyclists but also requiring its lorry drivers and bus drivers to attend safety training and see life through the eyes of a cyclist. This we hope will make the borough’s road safer for all the population.