Inappropriate use of cyclist warning stickers

MQT on 2015-03-25
Session date: 
March 25, 2015
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Thank you for your answer to question 2014/4047. What action is being taken to replace the 'cyclist stay back' stickers on those FORS registered company vehicles who have ignored your request? Will their certification be revoked? Is there a way of cyclists reporting vehicles still using the old stickers?


Answer for Inappropriate use of cyclist warning stickers

Answer for Inappropriate use of cyclist warning stickers

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL has distributed 65,000 blind spot warning stickers to FORS operators to replace the 'cyclist stay back' stickers. There have been several communications to FORS operators concerning the display of appropriate signage, and accreditation criteria has been updated to reflect the new advice. Operators who do not have the new reworded blind spot warning sticker on their vehicles will receive a minor action point in their next FORS audit.

The FORS programme firmly advocates continuous improvement, therefore any unaddressed points in an audit will be escalated to a major action point in the next audit and this would result in a failed audit result for the company.

Cyclists, or any other road users, can report FORS vehicles displaying incorrect stickers through the FORS website ( and on the FORS helpline 08448 09 09 44.