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Saturday, 23 November

New Rules for Lorries as Waste Contractor is Sued

All trucks will have to have the latest safety equipment in London as half of all cycle deaths are caused by lorries yet they only represent 4per cent of traffic. Equipment includes blind spots sensors and CCTV, ‘Cyclists Stay Back’ signs, audible alarms and lower bumpers. A lorry Charge Zone consultation is expected next year.

Meanwhile the Freight Transport Association has called for tougher fines for cyclist along with a demand for them to carry insurance as a deterrent against ‘dangerous cycling’.

Elsewhere, as the death-toll rises so too does litigation. Melissa Robinson lost a leg whilst cycling in Battersea as she was dragged under the wheels of a ‘tipper truck’. The waste industry has an appalling record on health & safety per se. Ms Robinson is to sue the firm involved – The Clancy Group - for £300,000.

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Article written by ThisWeekinFM

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