There is currently an appeal to raise funds and a petition calling for better driver training. Lambeth Cyclists has agreed to donate £300 to the fund to help LCC in its campaign to improve driver standards
in the industry. For more information see www.no-more-lethal-lorries.org.uk
The London Cycling Campaign ‘No More Lethal Lorries’ appeal aims to reduce road danger to cyclists. Please donate to our appeal and sign our petition calling for better driver training.
1 Cyclist-awareness training for drivers
All city lorry drivers should be have ongoing cycle-awareness training, including on-bike experience.
2 Drivers must take more responsibility
Authorities must recognise driver responsibility for doing everything practical to reduce risks. Blaming a ‘blind spot’ should be an admission of guilt.
3 Safer design for London lorries
Lorries designed for off-road use should be taken off city streets. The best mirrors, cameras and sensors should be fitted as standard.
4 Higher standards from lorry operators
Quality-assurance schemes such as London’s Freight Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) should be mandatory, and the police encouraged to crack down on rogue operators.
5 More responsible procurement
Companies must only buy haulage services from reputable firms, with government taking a lead in encouraging best practice.
Plus: Better education for cyclists
Cyclists must be given the most accurate and up-to-date information on riding safely around lorries.