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HGVs And Cyclist Safety: What Should This Driver Have Done?

Posted on 10th May, 2017 by Dominic Benabda

The HGV industry has been in the spotlight again in recent weeks, this time in the context of cyclist safety. This is largely due to a video posted by a disgruntled cyclist involving a Sainsbury’s HGV. It’s drawn a vast number of differing opinions, prompting a national discussion about correct driving procedure for HGVs (and even motorists at large).

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Live demonstrations at the CV Show 2017

Posted on 4th Apr, 2017 by Dominic Benabda

Vision Techniques will be attending the CV Show again this year and for the first time ever will have a vehicle on stand demonstrating all of their systems. They will be on stand 4H76 with BrakeSafe, TurnAware, and VT Record being highlighted this year.

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Vision Techniques had another Successful CLOCS Show

Posted on 16th Mar, 2017 by Dominic Benabda

Once again Vision Techniques attended the CLOCS show at the Excel, London. The event took place on the 14th March 2017, with cyclist safety systems and the new rollaway prevention system BrakeSafe being highlighted.

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How To Keep Cyclists Safe: Avoiding HGV Collisions

Posted on 30th Jan, 2017 by Jonathan Peach

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Cyclist safety is a massive national concern, especially for those in urban environments, and is a big issue for us at Vision Techniques. Between 2000 and 2012, the number of cyclists killed or seriously injured on our roads went up by 59%, which is an unnerving figure to say the least, and current London mayor Sadiq Khan made it a focal point of his campaign. HGVs were involved in the vast majority of these accidents, despite making up a tiny proportion of normal road traffic.

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Will a 1m passing distance benefit cyclist safety?

Posted on 8th Jun, 2016 by Jonathan Peach

Will a 1m passing distance benefit cyclist safety?

Cyclist safety is still a huge topic in today’s news and has come to light once again following a new petition. The petition, launched in May, has called for a legal minimum passing distance when drivers overtake cyclists. While the Highway Code already advises motorists to leave plenty of room when passing cyclists, will implementation of this new law enforce the issue or not make a difference at all?

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A Successful Show at CLOCS for Vision Techniques

Posted on 24th Mar, 2016 by Dominic Benabda

Vision Techniques had a fantastic show for the CLOCS event at ExCel in London meeting new businesses and seeing some familiar faces.

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Fresh call for Government to adopt TfL scheme

Posted on 18th Mar, 2016 by Jonathan Peach

Fresh call for Government to adopt TfL scheme

This week, the Transport committee has called for the mandatory roll out of Transport for London’s Safer Lorry Scheme across the UK. This new call comes as part of a push to improve road and cyclist safety.

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Fines for those that flout London’s safer lorry scheme

Posted on 18th Jan, 2016 by Jonathan Peach

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Two companies that flouted London’s Safer Lorry Scheme (SLS) by using unsafe vehicles have been prosecuted and fined. The vehicles, which were not fitted with the proper safety equipment mandated by the 2015 scheme, are proof that the SLS is being taken extremely seriously by road transport officials. Moreover, the case highlights the ever-growing importance of cyclist safety technology.

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Should there be UK-wide compliance standards for fleets?

Posted on 30th Nov, 2015 by Jonathan Peach

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More than 85% of truck operators believe there should be a UK-wide compliance standard for fleets, to improve safety, according to a new survey by Freight in the City. Currently, there are no national guidelines, meaning that standards differ across regions; but with a UK-wide standard and measures to improve vehicle safety, the picture on Britain’s roads could change for the better.

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Debate: Should there be a rush hour ban for HGVs in city

Posted on 2nd Nov, 2015 by Jonathan Peach

Cyclist safety, particularly collisions with HGVs, has been in the media spotlight frequently over this last year. While there have been many developments to road safety initiatives over recent months, the latest conversation has been about banning HGVs in the city during rush hour.

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