Even though lorries are just a minute proportion of vehicles in London they’ve been involved every city cycling deaths this year except one. This has been an issue for decades, with the most obvious disaster being a lorry making a left turn unaware of the cyclists on their inside. Far too many times this has resulted in the cyclist being crushed under the wheels or pushed through the ridiculous metal junction fences much like a meat grinder. There’s better barriers and very simple systems that have been available for years that can be fitted on every lorry so this will never occur again. But lawmakers and trucking companies have proven themselves to be more interested in saving money than saving lives. So now LCC is calling for an all out ban.
London Cycling Campaign
Source: London Cycling Campaign