Cycling Safety Plan 2

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3415
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

You propose to call on freight companies to install sidebars or other safety devices on HGV's that are currently exempt, how do you propose to escalate this if your initial plea to HGV companies isn't successful?

Answer

Answer for Cycling Safety Plan 2

Answer for Cycling Safety Plan 2

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I support a London campaign actively to encourage operators to voluntarily fit side-guards (or other safety devices) to HGVs that currently fall under this exemption. I have already written to the Secretary of State for Transport asking him to consider revisiting these exemptions.