There are two safety standards for the freight and construction sectors:
Both FORS and CLOCS were strongly backed by London Cycling Campaign and we are ourselves a strategic partner for the CLOCS standard.
Not all London boroughs have made CLOCS and FORS standards compulsory for their contractors. We continue to lobby through our campaign groups in every London borough to push them to do so.
The Government-approved Safer Urban Driving course is one of the optional modules within a lorry driver’s mandatory professional training. It is also a mandatory part of the safety standards for FORS and CLOCS accreditation.
The Safer Urban Driving course involves both classroom work and on-bike experience. Lorry drivers go out on bikes a cycling instructor to help them understand and anticipate how cyclists behave on roads, such as cycling away from car doors to reduce the risk of a collision.
We have championed the Safer Urban Driving course since its inception, and many of our staff have also completed the course.
Over 50,000 drivers, mostly London-based, have now completed the Safer Urban Driving course.
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