Why is Cycle Alert causing alarm?

Cycling and lorries, general, road

Cycle Alert, York University, York City Council and Transdev bus company have defended their on-road trial of a cycle sensor fitted to cyclists and local university buses despite concerns from cycle safety groups and the police, and a similar product being withdrawn from the market.

Cycle Alert features a small tag fitted to cyclists' bikes or helmets, which at proximity triggers an alarm in the cab of a vehicle carrying Cycle Alert sensors. According to the company's website, the system, aimed at HGVs where blind spot accidents are most common, was designed to "make cyclists more visible on the roads and help in reduce serious injury and fatalities [sic]".

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