Everything tagged with hgvs

Blog post: LCC WIN! Most dangerous lorries to be banned from London's streets

As a direct result of London Cycling Campaign action, Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced moves to fulfil one of his key #signforcycling pledges - to take a bold step towards ending lorry danger by making "Direct Vision" lorries, which are the s...

Blog post: EU must mandate direct vision lorry standards – response to new study

EU must mandate direct vision lorry standards – response to new study A new, and detailed, Loughborough University  comparative study of safer lorries shows some trucks have several extensive blind spots while others enjoy clear visio...

Blog post: Politicians unite in London Assembly motion to end lorry danger

  London Assembly members voted unanimously this week in support of a motion to reduce road danger from lorries in London. Seven out the eight cycling fatalities in London this year involved lorries. LCC members demonstrated with hundreds...

Blog post: Crackdown on 'frighteningly non-compliant' rogue lorry operators

Transport for London has announced a new London Freight Enforcement Partnership to tackle unsafe HGVs and take non-compliant and unsafe commercial vehicles, drivers and operators off London's streets. The news comes days after the Met Police's ann...

Blog post: LCC campaigners ride with a 'direct vision' lorry to end lorry danger

On the day of the Safer Lorry scheme launch, LCC campaigners went for a ride with a 'direct vision' lorry to demonstrate the improved visibility of cyclists that these vehicles offer.  Our day started off at Marble Arch for Transport for Lon...

Blog post: Mayor responds to LCC's calls to end lorry danger through Safer Lorry scheme plans

LCC is calling for the adoption of direct vision lorries, like the above, which give drivers a much clearer view of cyclists and pedestrians near their vehicle than conventional cabs. The Safer Lorry scheme contains no requirements for frei...

Blog post: Why we're calling for a rush hour lorry ban

There’s been a huge amount of support for our End Lorry Danger campaign, which is calling on London’s mayor to get lethal lorries off London’s roads through a rush hour lorry ban, ‘direct vision’ lorries and stronger ...

Blog post: Thousands join LCC's call to End Lorry Danger

Thousands of people have joined LCC's call to End Lorry Danger, with over 1200 leaving passionate comments on the petition to the Mayor of London in the hours after the petition launched, demonstrating clearly how passionately people feel that urg...

Blog post: LCC calls on mayor to save lives by ending lorry danger

One month after 26-year-old Ying Tao was run over and killed by a lorry at Bank junction, London Cycling Campaign is calling for urgent action from the Mayor of London to end lorry danger. The organisation is asking for urgent action in three ar...

Blog post: ‘Lawless’ lorry driver company loses licence

LCC has welcomed the Traffic Commissioner’s decision to revoke the licence of the company that hired Barry Meyer, the driver who hit and killed Alan Neve in Holborn in 2013. LCC wrote to the Traffic Commissioner to ask that the company's O...

Blog post: Driver pleads guilty of death by careless driving - as judge rules court can hear of 'shocking driving history'

Barry Meyer, the driver of the tipper lorry that crushed Alan Neve to death in Holborn in 2013, yesterday pleaded guilty to death by careless driving at Blackfriars Crown Court. His admission yesterday, which came after two years of denial, foll...

Blog post: Progress towards safer lorries highlighted at CLOCS event

CLOCS (Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety) exists to reduce road danger from construction industry vehicles. It focuses on three workstreams: improving vehicle safety, ensuring road danger reduction is considered as important as health an...

Blog post: Fourth cyclist of 2015 killed in crash with lorry at Victoria

Photo: Evening Standard A woman in her 30s has died following a collision with a lorry on Victoria Street next to Victoria Palace Theatre. She is the fourth cyclist to have been killed in London this year. From the information available we und...

Blog post: Cycle Safety Shield technology to be rolled out on Ealing lorries

Collision avoidance technology is to be rolled out on Ealing Council’s fleet of Large Goods Vehicles (LGVs), the City of London, Hackney and some council contractors are also implementing these sensors. This is a significant victory for Lo...

Blog post: Lorries without safety equipment "effectively banned" from September

As of the start of September, lorries over 3.5 tonnes must be fitted with side guards and mirrors when the Safer Lorry Scheme comes into force in the capital. The announcement, made by Transport for London and the Mayor's Office, follows a publi...