Everything tagged with HGV

Blog post: Safer lorries on the horizon as London and Brussels back better direct vision in all new HGVs and seek to eliminate built-in ‘blind spots’

Safer lorries on the horizon as London and Brussels back better direct vision  in all new HGVs and seek to eliminate built-in ‘blind spots’  Lorry safety is set to improve as London, the European Commission and European Parl...

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: 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...

Discussion: vigil in Wandsworth on Monday 31st October for another cyclist killed by an HGV

come and support all cyclists at this vigil on Monday 31st October 5.30-another cyclist killed on London streets this year.   Spread the word about this vigil and come along please, if you can.   Regards   Bob Wandsworth Cycl...

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: LCC Storify showing Bank protest

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Blog post: Cyclist fatality involving tipper truck at Bank

  A second cyclist has been killed in a collision less than 24 hours after a man was killed in a crash involving a car in Harrow. Hit by a tipper truck at Bank, the female victim was treated at the scene but died of her injuries. London Cy...

Blog post: 32 year old woman dies after being hit by lorry in Camberwell

London Cycling Campaign is shocked and saddened to hear that another young woman has lost her life on London’s roads. The 32-year-old woman was hit by a lorry while she was cycling on Denmark Hill, at the junction with Orpheus Street in C...

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...