Police Plan To Educate Cyclists About HGVs

Chance to 'exchange places' and see the view from a cab of a lorry

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The main cause of serious incidents involving cyclists on the road is collision with heavy goods vehicles (HGVs). The reason for this is that lorry drivers often cannot see nearby cyclists from their cabs.

A police scheme entitled Exchanging Places will take place on Saturday 16th May, from 12 - 5 pm at University Of Westminster, Hartington Road Chiswick in a bid to to educate both cyclists and HGV drivers of the dangers HGVs pose to cyclists and how accidents can be avoided.

Cyclists are given the opportunity to sit in the cab of a lorry in order to understand the blind spots of a lorry driver and how most accidents tend to happen, and where on the road they need to position. The event is organised by the Riverside Safer Neighbournet Team, and they will also be holding a FREE Bike Marking event..

  • Meet your Safer Neighbourhoods and Safer Transport teams
  • Free Bike Marking
  • Dr Bike (service your bike and minor repairs)
  • Exchanging Places (cyclists and HGVs)

May 6, 2015

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