European Parliament votes for lorries that are safer for cyclists

New European standard for lorries reduces blind spots and improves vision for the driver - both should improve cyclist safety

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Campaigners say a new lorry standard voted by the European Union this week, to reduce blind spots and increase direct vision from the driver's cab, is a 'landmark' and 'crucial' step forward in safety for vulnerable road users, but warn new measures could still be watered down by the British government.

Changes voted by the European Parliament's Transport Committee, to the vehicle Weights and Dimensions Directive, won't become mandatory in new lorries until 2022, and campaigners warn we must guard against any moves to water down the plans in the meantime, after the British government opposed changes to lorry designs earlier this year.

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