Ray Engley, head of technical services at the RHA, has criticised the Mayor of London’s plans to force hauliers to retrofit larger windows in HGV cab near-side doors in an interview with Commercial Motor.
Boris Johnson unveiled his proposals earlier this month at the launch of the Safer Lorry Scheme. Engley expressed fears that this latest initiative may only serve to further demonise the road transport industry. He also stated that the cycling lobby must do more to tackle the issue of cycle safety in the capital, for example by making cyclists more aware of where to position themselves on the road.
Engley has welcomed the mayor’s other proposal for construction schemes to provide pre-determined routes to construction sites for HGVs, which would aim to minimise the use of roads heavily frequented by cyclists and left turns, as a more positive solution to the issue.
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