Unnecessary focus on HGVs
I am concerned that there is an unhealty focus on HGVs as being disproportionately dangerous to cyclists. The commonly quoted stat, "5% of traffic, 50% of fatalities" doesn't help.
For a start, HGV drivers are generally very well trained drivers, and training is increasingly geared towards being aware of cyclists. Secondly, cyclists are getting more aware of HGVs and how to (or not to) share the road with them.
The reason I am concerned is that this is diverting us away from the real problem on the roads which is aggressive driving by a small number of people who, while they may be perfectly normal, morph into psychopaths when you put them behind the wheel of a vehicle.
This is especially true for the drivers of large vehicles which can be driven on a normal license.
These are the kind of people who actually get more dangerous the longer they go between accidents as their driving standards deteriorate as their latent inner psychopathic tendencies go unchallenged.