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Construction vehicles a threat to cyclist safety

Posted in: Bicycle Accidents Road Traffic Accidents Workplace Injuries 

Transport for London (TfL) has published the findings of the first independent review into construction logistics and cyclist safety.

This was commissioned by TfL following the worrying number of collisions involving construction vehicles and cyclists in recent years.

Between 2008 and 2011, 56% of the cycling fatalities in London have involved large commercial vehicles, including a disproportionate number of construction vehicles.

Detailed analysis from the TRL report revealed that the excellent levels of safety management that the construction industry provides on worksites needs to be extended to all vehicle movements related to the construction project. Whether these movements are on or off site.

This would help ensure greater responsibility is placed upon contractors to monitor and where necessary improve driver behaviour to further reduce the risk placed to cyclists, pedestrians and other vulnerable road users.


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