London's Safer Lorries Scheme enters final phase

Transport for London's Safer Lorries Scheme requires vehicles over 3.5t to be fitted with side guards and adapted mirrors in an attempt to curb fatal collisions with cyclists.

As Transport for London’s Safer Lorries Scheme enters its final consultation period, the government body has announced that 90% of respondents to the initial consultation phase supported the plans.

In the scheme, all vehicles over 3.5t are required to fit with side guards and with mirrors that give the driver a better view of cyclists and pedestrians around their vehicles.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.