Safer designs

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The European Parliament is helping to protect cyclists by introducing life-saving changes to lorry designs.

Currently, lorry manufacturers produce short cab fronts with dangerous blind spots and blunt cabin fronts, increasing the risk of serious accidents with cyclists and pedestrians.

However, the new design has larger windscreens and shock absorbers to reduce damage on impact. This will significantly reduce blind-spots for lorry drivers, putting cyclists at a reduced risk of being injured or killed.

Cycling safety is a serious issue in this country, with cyclists having to contend with dangerous motorised traffic on most British roads.

In November, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced a £214million investment in cycling which will greatly improve cycling conditions on Britain’s busiest roads. Until then, cyclists can rest assured that the EU is working towards improving cyclist safety in the UK with safer lorry designs.

Steve Martin

Monks Close

Lancing

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