Mirrors aim to save cyclists from being crushed by lorries

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Transport for London (TfL) today announced important initiatives to improve cycle safety around lorries, among them by being the first city in the UK to trial on-street 'Trixi' safety mirrors.

The death of Ninian Donald, 33, occurred when a skip lorry turned left, dragging him under its wheels. The family's case was that lorry driver Bernard Maddern failed to adjust his mirror to check for other road users, before turning left across a cycle and bus lane.

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Keith Bingham joined the Cycling Weekly team in the summer of 1971, and retired in 2011. During his time, he covered numerous Tours de France, Milk Races and everything in-between. He was well known for his long-running 'Bikewatch' column, and played a pivotal role in fighting for the future of once at-threat cycling venues such as Hog Hill and Herne Hill Velodrome.