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Cyclists And Lorry Drivers Encouraged To See Another View

Mon, 25/11/2013
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There are many types of vehicle on the country’s roads and some are more vulnerable than others. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to see the other’s pint of view when an altercation occurs and often road users stand their ground and cannot seem to compromise.
Two groups of road users that often appear to be at loggerheads are cyclists and lorry drivers. Lorries have large blind-spots that cyclists perhaps are not aware of, plus no matter how bright you make yourself a bicycle is a very small vehicle. Of course, the best course of action is to be extra careful when using the road and keep a look out for other road users.
One of the country’s leading police forces has been running a scheme where cyclists and lorry drivers are encouraged to see one another’s point of view. They literally swap places and discover how hard it is on the road. Lorry drivers are shown that they should take much more care particularly when turning left and cyclists are shown that undertaking a line of traffic just because they can is not always the best idea.
The results are startling with around 95% of cyclists saying they did not realise how difficult it is for lorry drivers to see what is on the road. With recent headlines of problems in the capital it is vital that all road users take a moment to think about whom else is around.
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