The Anonymous Widower

It’s Not Just Cyclists Who Are In Danger

This article in the Standard tonight, says that the police and other government agencies are working together to deal with the problems of HGVs and the cyclists they hit. Here’s the introduction.

A crackdown on unsafe lorries and rogue drivers was launched in London today in a bid to halt the number of cyclists being killed and seriously injured.

Police began conducting “stop and search” patrols after the Government and Transport for London agreed that action was needed to halt the death toll.

But it’s not just cyclists, who are in danger from some of these trucks and their drivers.

As I walked back from the bus stop round the corner tonight, a skip lorry turned left in front of me and crossed my path very closely.  The driver had taken the corner very much in a hurry, but at least he’d used his turn indicators, otherwise I might have not been able to ascertain his intentions.

I am always very careful at the junction, as since I have moved here, there have been a couple of serious accidents, one of which resulted in the death of a young girl.

April 26, 2013 - Posted by | Transport | , , , ,

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