Everything tagged with hgvs

Blog post: Intelligent lorry design can make London streets safer for cycling

photo This article on safer lorry design for cycling first appeared in London Cyclist magazine   LCC has published an article in London Cyclist magazine listing measures that can improve lorry/HGV design to make cycling safer in Lond...

Blog post: Lorry driver jailed for seven years for killing London cyclist

photo Killer driver drove a lorry operated by Thames Materials, a company with "a record of breaking safety regulations", according to LCC experts       Thursday 18 November 2010Judge Roger Chapple today sentenced lorry...

Blog post: LCC says Thames Materials must face corporate manslaughter investigation

LCC is calling for Hanwell-based company Thames Materials and its directors to be investigated for corporate manslaughter after the conviction of lorry driver Dennis Putz. Putz got seven years in jail for killing cyclist Cathriona Patel outside O...

Blog post: Hackney Cyclists Burns Night helps raise £1000 for LCC lorry campaign

photo Chas Wishere Click the photo above or follow the link to see the evening in all its photographic glory Over 150 cyclists celebrated Burns Night in the far Highlands of Hackney, toasting the works of Scottish bard Robbie Burns, and rai...

Blog post: PETITION: Two cyclists seriously injured in London lorry crashes

photo Cycle training for London's lorry drivers, such as these from Lambeth, can raise awareness and save lives.  UPDATED: Sunday 6 Feb 2011Sadly, the cyclist hit by the left-turning lorry in Hackney died in Hospital a few days after the c...

Blog post: Opportunity to boost cyclist safety with London's Biking Borough money

photo The new money for cycling is only around £100k per borough per year, but could fund lorry driver cycle training Biking Boroughs bidding for £4 million extra funding are being encouraged by Transport for London to spend money...

Blog post: 30 March 2011: Give some time for No More Lethal Lorries 'Day of Action'

photo Ben Broomfield Lorry drivers working for Hammersmith & Fulham council receive cycle training LCC is calling for all cyclists to help collect signatures for our No More Lethal Lorries petition on the Day of Action on Wednesday 3...

Blog post: No justice for Woolwich cyclist killed by hit-and-run lorry driver

Woolwich Coroner's Court heard that Adrianna Skryzypiec, 31, had been dragged by a lorry for 140 metres, but that no witnesses saw what happened.  The lorry driver who killed her did not stop. The fatal crash took place in May 2009 at the...

Blog post: Over 4500 commuter cyclists sign LCC's No More Lethal Lorries petition

photo Cyclists sign the No More Lethal Lorries petition calling for better HGV driver training in London Over 4500 cyclists signed LCC's No More Lethal Lorries petition during the 30 March 2011 Day of Action. 2000 names were added between 7....

Blog post: Lethal lorries not fit for London, says LCC as two more killed on city streets

On Tuesday 22 March 2011 two more vulnerable Londoners were killed after being hit by large lorries, highlighting the importance of LCC's Day of Action against lorry deaths. One of the dead was a pedestrian, while the other was riding a bicycle...

Blog post: Mayor backs LCC's call for cycle safety training for HGV drivers

Boris Johnson’s new Cycle Safety Action Plan says Transport for London will work with the Department for Transport to make awareness-training obligatory for lorry drivers. The Action Plan recognises the danger posed by lorries to cyclists in...

Blog post: London cyclists take to streets to stop lorry deaths

The London Cycling Campaign is holding a Day of Action on London's streets on Wednesday 30 March 2011 to highlight the problem of lorry-related cyclist fatalities, and to collect signatures for its No More Lethal Lorries petition. LCC volunteers ...