Everything tagged with HGV

Blog post: "Lawless and Selfish" Lorry Driver Sentenced to 3½ Years Jail

Judge Daniel Worsley has sentenced the unlicensed lorry driver who killed a cyclist to three and half years in jail and banned him from driving for 10 years.  At Blackfriars Crown Court the judge addressed the driver, Barry Meyer, 53, as b...

Blog post: Woman killed after collision on notorious Lambeth Bridge roundabout

  A woman has died after being hit by a tipper truck on Lambeth Bridge roundabout this morning. The woman, who has not yet been identified, is the 5th person to have been killed cycling in London in 2015. The collision took place on the W...

Blog post: Cyclist dies in another London tipper lorry crash

We are saddened and distressed to report that a woman cyclist died early on Monday morning after being run over by a 32 ton lorry in Hackney. The crash happened as the lorry turned left out of Seven Sisters Road into Amhurst Park. As yet the poli...

Blog post: Urgent action! We need safer lorry design now

Tell Transport Minister we need safer lorry design now, not in 12 years time Safer, more aerodynamic HGV cab designs, which can save hundreds of lives, are supported in principle by EU politicians; however, some member states, led by France and ...

Blog post: Fatal junction proves the need for Superhighways and Space for Cycling

  Two cyclists have died in just six months close to the very heart of London on Ludgate Circus, at the end of Fleet Street. Both deaths were the result of being run over by 32 ton waste container lorries typically used in the construction i...

Blog post: Campaign success as Mayor brings safer lorries for London one step closer

The Mayor of London has launched a consultation on his plans to bring in Safer Lorry traffic control orders. These rules will ensure that no lorry in London is exempt from the rules that require most lorries to have adequate mirrors to see cycli...

Blog post: Driver charged with causing London cyclist's death by careless driving

On 15th July 2103 last year cyclist Alan Neve, aged 54, died after a crash with a lorry in Holborn. Alan had been on his way from his home in Poplar to work for the Performing Rights Society in the West End. Lorry driver Barry Meyer, 52 from Wa...

Blog post: No charges after defective lorry kills London cyclist

As reported in the Evening Standard the Crown Prosecution Service decided not to make any charges against the driver of a Crossrail lorry involved in the death of Maria Karsa in September 2013. The Standard has been following up this story afte...

Blog post: LCC demands action on safer lorries from Transport Minister McLoughlin

  The death of another cyclist under a large lorry at Elephant and Castle this week has focussed attention on the possibility of getting rid of those HGVs which have restricted vision making it far harder for drivers to see the road around t...

Blog post: Victory for LCC's Safer Lorries campaign as every local council provides cycling-awareness training for lorry drivers

Council lorry drivers in every London borough, and the City of London, will be offered Safer Urban Driving (SUD) courses, that include an on-bike session,  as of this year. Prior to this year, only some boroughs were offering the training,...

Blog post: MEPs give overwhelming support for measures in the European Parliament to improve lorry safety for London cycling and walking

  UPDATE: 15th April 2014 Euro MEPs voted overwhelmingly to support amendments to the lorry design directive. Thank you to all our supporters who sent messages asking MEPs to support the vote in Strasbourg. 570 MEPs suported the change wi...

Blog post: Tell London Councils and the Mayor to remove the most dangerous lorries from London roads

London Councils' safer lorries consultation closes this Friday 28th February Make sure you fill in their online form or send a detailed reply before then. London Councils details here http://www.londoncouncils.gov.uk/lorrycontrolconsultation Des...

Blog post: UK cyclists object to STAY BACK command on lorries and buses

 Cyclists in London and across the country are angry about the stickers appearing on buses, vans and taxis across London. The stickers order cyclists to 'Stay Back' which implies that drivers do not have a duty of care to use their mirrors ...

Blog post: Sutton signs LCC safer lorries pledge

Sutton Council has signed the London Cycling Campaign’s ‘Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling’ pledge. As part of the pledge the Council says it 'will only sign new contracts with the safest haulage companies, which conform to ...

Blog post: London Cycling Campaign calls for government and private sector to make 'direct vision' lorries standard on city streets

The London Cycling Campaign is calling on government and the private sector to do everything in their power to make direct vision lorries the only type of lorry in urban streets. These lorries - such as the Mercedes Econic model (pictured above...