Everything tagged with lorries

Blog post: Mayor calls on EU to accelerate safer lorries regulations

Mayor calls on EU to accelerate safer lorries regulations In a letter to EU Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska, London’s Mayor, Sadiq Khan, says the EU should set earlier start dates for regulations that will require manufacturers to build lo...

Blog post: Another day, another junction, another delay, another collision

The depressing cycle of inaction on the most dangerous junctions in London continues. Join us in demanding that ends now in our petition: sign here. In the last week, there have been three bits of bad news and one bit of good on the progress on...

Blog post: Mayor backs 20 mph limits on central London roads

As part of a programme to reduce road danger from vehicles London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan is backing 20 mph speed limits on red routes in central London as a priority, with plans to widen the programme across the rest of the capital. The commi...

Blog post: Safer Lorries round two – Thank you for taking action

Update - Safer Lorries round two – Thank you to all who responded to the second consultation The deadline has now passed for the second consultation on safer lorries with better direct vision and fewer blind spots. A big thank you to ever...

Blog post: Consultation on HGV permits and direct vision lorries

Mayor, Sadiq Khan, is committed to ‘Vision Zero’: an elimination of all fatal and serious road collisions by 2041. Part of meeting that commitment is a programme to exclude the most dangerous vehicles, those with the worst ‘bli...

Blog post: Safer Urban Driving - lorry drivers are getting on-bike experience to improve safety

As part of its partnership work with TfL and the Construction Logistics and Community Safety community LCC is looking at some of the innovative approaches to reducing road danger and improving safety implemented by CLOCS members Every CLOCS cha...

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: Minister backs 'safe systems' and safer lorries

PACTS (the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety) has released a transcript of a meeting with road safety minister Andrew Jones in which he  makes clear the Government’s commitment in, its Road Safety Statement,  to &...

Blog post: Mayor responds as 13,000 Londoners call on him to End Lorry Danger

Mayor Boris Johnson says Transport for London will be looking at restrictions on lorry movements during rush hours 'for reasons of congestion not just cycle safety.' Johnson was responding during Mayor's Question Time' to questions from Londo...

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 ...