HGV Safety Charter essential to protect cyclists on Westminster’s roads

Labour Councillors in Westminster are supporting the HGV Safety Charter launched by Shadow Transport minister Mary Creagh MP

Speaking in Parliament, Mary Creagh said;

“I don’t want to wait until 2015 to start making a difference to London’s cyclists, which is why I am calling on HGV operators now to sign up to Labour’s new HGV Safety Charter. By the middle of next year, we want to see all HGVs fitted with safety kit — including rear-view cameras, rear warning signs for cyclists and flashing lights and beacons. By the end of 2017, we want all HGVs fitted with audible warning systems for drivers, sideguards and blind-spot elimination devices. And if Labour wins the 2015 election, we will legislate to make these safety features compulsory.”

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