Cyclist Stay back poster on lorries, vans and buses. Cyclist Version for Lorries.

Hello Fellow Cyclist,


Have you noticed those yellow posters on the back of buses 

and larger vehicles? the loud yellow 'Cyclist Stay back' ones, 

which i think is not entirely a bad idea,  i just really think 

the message should lie the other way. I think its the buses, 

vans and larger vehicles that have the responsibility to take 

care of the smaller/more vulnerable road users so i have made 

this as a direct response.


The image is printed on to heat transfer paper and can be ironed 

on to nearly any garment/bag. The image is available in A4 or A5, 

prices being £5 for the A5 and £8 for the A4. For information 

please email me at


I am also happy to help with any designs you may have so please feel free to email me.


  • By SimonS at 02:58pm 23 Nov 2013
What a splendid idea!

Love it! I find those "Cyclists stay back" stickers really irritating - they put all the responsibility on the cyclists and none on the vehicles that kill.

The stickers don't work. Cyclists still go up the inside of large vehicles at junctions. Cyclists still go up the inside of indicating vehicles at junctions. Riders have a responsibility to themselves and their loved ones to not put themselves in positions that are well-known to be dangerous.


Drivers also have a responsibility to more vulnerable road-users, and I'd like to see strict liability and stronger enforcement of road legislation and punishment of those who drive dangerously.

  • By Shannon at 09:00pm 24 Nov 2013

Nice graphics. I once saw a tshirt with the same font and colour as the Long Vehicle warning plate, it had been changed to Soft Vehicle. 

  • By DuncanH at 10:04am 25 Nov 2013

Isn't this an advertisement?

Is that a Scania? Can i choose the make / model of truck? ;-) How about a "My Other Bike is..Under a Truck". I did once have a t-shirt made with an altered bendy-bus warning sign about them being 18m long!

"Warning! This Bus is 1.8m long

 an I don't wannit any shorter!"

But then they went and discontinued bendy buses!(

  • By dickyr at 07:56am 03 Dec 2013
I'm new to these threads but there seems to be a common theme. Sensitivity! Whether it is the police stopping cyclists to speak about lights, red lights, high viz clothes or helmets. Or lorries with stickers on. Or advanced stop lines. A few contributors venture arguments such as you see here about "putting all the responsibility on cyclists". With helmets you see "it won't stop your head being crushed by a lorry". With lights and high viz it's "drivers should be more aware - it's their responsibility". With police stopping cyclists in an attempt to reduce fatalities it's "they're blaming the victims. Why don't they spend their time stopping drivers on phones or vehicles crossing ASLs". It's tedious, tedious, tedious. Traffic and enforcement are complex and chaotic systems. A mixture of solutions and the sharing of responsibility is the way forward, not the playground attitudes of making out we cyclists are wronged not wronging. In this case, what is the problem with a lorry having a sticker on the back if it makes just one cyclist think twice? It's not the whole answer but then again, nothing is.

Sensitivity! 6 London cyclists killed in the space of 2 weeks – that’s just passed you by?!? They were sensitive to motorists killing them. Their families are sensitive to having lost loved ones. And everyone who can get a microphone wants to blame the cyclists. Yeah, we’re a little sensitive, and with good reason!



And what’s wrong with telling drivers of killing machines to take some responsibility themselves? Geez.

  • By Dagda at 02:25pm 12 Dec 2013

The problem with the stickers is that they implicitly transfer responsibility from motorised vehicle to cyclist. This is done because the operator cannot see around the vehicle properly. Do you think that is acceptable? Or see why it might annoy cyclists?



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