Everything tagged with No More Lethal Lorries

Blog post: Event: Celebrating London's cycling styles

This Friday 17th September, Cycle Style celebrates cycling as the most stylish form of transport. Put together by designer Karta Healy, the event is inspired by the casual chic of cyclists in cities like Amsterdam and Copenhagen and wants ...

Blog post: Serious injury to cyclist in Southwark renews calls for safer lorries

LCC is renewing its calls for strong action on lorry danger after a cyclist was taken to hospital with serious head injuries on Friday 11 September 2010. The crash involved a male cyclist and an articulated lorry at the junction of Long...

Blog post: New LCC website campaigns to make cycling in London safer from HGVs

photo Ben Broomfield Sign LCC's petition calling for driver training like this in Hammersmiith and Fulham     LCC's No More Lethal Lorries website is dedicated to creating safer HGVs for London and reducing road danger for cyclist...

Blog post: Killer lorry driver who failed eye test fined just £200

photo A lorry driver who failed an eye test shortly after running over a cyclist escaped with only a £200 fine   While cycling through Notting Hill Gate, Eilidh Cairns, 30, was hit and fatally injured by a tipper truck. The young...

Blog post: TfL launches lorry-safety programme amid calls for stronger measures

photo TfL should be encouraging councils to adopt cycle training for lorry drivers. Sign LCC's petition     LCC has welcomed Transport for London's new awareness programme for lorry drivers and cyclists, but: We're&nb...

Blog post: Transport for London lorry safety poster misinforms cyclists and drivers

LCC's version of the poster makes it clear the lorry driver shares responsibility for cyclist safety The TfL version incorrectly states that a driver couldn't see these cyclists: he could if his mirrors were correctly fitted, adjusted, and he...

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: 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...