Changing Places - Understand the Dangers Posed by HGVs

London Cycling Campaign proposed truck design


Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 10:00 to 15:00

Birmingham Cycle Revolution is welcoming back their award winning Birmingham Exchanging Places campaign with an event in Sutton Park.

From 10.00am to 3.00pm the team will be at Boldmere Gate entrance, Sutton Park offering members of the public the chance to sit in the driver's seat of a HGV and experience first-hand the blind spots faced by drivers of large vehicles.

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Will Birmingham follow London in lorry safety measures?

London Cycling Campaign proposed truck design

On Thursday 5th Feb, 2015, Transport for London (TfL) announced that all lorries over 3.5 tonnes will have to be fitted with side guards and blind-spot mirrors or be banned from London's streets. The ban will come into force on the 1st Sept, 2015, after which any lorries not complying with the regulations will face fines of £1,000 for each infraction.

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