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The latest debate: Should cyclists be allowed to skip red lights?

Posted on 28th Sep, 2015 by Jonathan Peach

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With recent changes on Paris’ roads allowing cyclists to jump a red light, we’re asking whether this new change really will make the city’s roads safer? The new scheme, designed to make roads safer, has gone down a success in Paris, but would we really want to try a similar scheme here in the UK? In today’s blog we’re looking at the good and the bad to find out whether cyclists should be allowed to skip red lights. 

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Better road safety: What can the UK learn from other European countries?

Posted on 21st Sep, 2015 by Jonathan Peach

VT blog better road safety: What can the UK learn from other European countries?

British roads have consistently been among the safest in Europe with the number of deaths per inhabitant halved since 2001. According to the RAC Foundation, the UK, along with Sweden, the Netherlands and Denmark, is one of the four safest EU countries for road users. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean us Brits have nothing to improve upon. While safe, the UK would clearly benefit from adopting some of the other policies and rules of the road used by our European counterparts.

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Exchanging Places project set to raise awareness of cyclist safety

Posted on 7th Sep, 2015 by Jonathan Peach

vt blog exchanging Places project set to raise awareness of cyclist safety

In last week’s blog we talked all about London’s new safer lorry scheme. While we touched on the safety standards for lorry’s driving through the city, we didn’t mention the exciting new road awareness project that’s now up and running – Exchanging Places.

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London’s ban on “unsafe lorries”: new legislation

Posted on 31st Aug, 2015 by Jonathan Peach

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With HGVs still proving to be a major hazard to cyclists, a new legislation has been imposed in London, with the aims of combatting the problem. To make HGVs safer for both the driver and other road users, they must now be fitted with a certain type of mirror if entering London. Any HGVs found within the London area without these new mirrors will be deemed unsafe, and the driver will face a fine of up to £1,000.

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How drivers can become more vigilant

Posted on 24th Aug, 2015 by Jonathan Peach

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With the number of cyclists on Britain’s roads on the rise, there’s never been a better time to get clued up on road safety and ensure you’re cycle-aware. Whether cycling for recreational purposes or as day-to-day transport, it’s important that drivers are aware of the potential incidents that can happen between cyclists and motor vehicles and how to prevent them from occurring. From general awareness to cycle safety technology, we’ll be sharing just how to deal with the rise of cyclists in today’s blog.

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Why inner city cycle accidents are so high

Posted on 17th Aug, 2015 by Jonathan Peach

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While many cyclist accidents occur in rural and residential areas, it’s actually on inner city roads that the majority of accidents are recorded. On the busy city roads in London, a cyclist has an accident with a vehicle approximately once every two hours – that’s 12 crashes every day.

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New VT TurnAware video shows cyclist detection LIVE

Posted on 11th Aug, 2015 by Dominic Benabda

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Today we’re posting a brand new video which we recently filmed of our cyclist detection system VT TurnAware featuring at RWM this year – with perfect detection of an approaching cyclist.

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Vision Techniques at RWM 2015

Posted on 3rd Aug, 2015 by Dominic Benabda

Join Vision Techniques at RWM 2015 to see our brand new cyclist detection system VT TurnAware, unique in the waste industry as the only cyclist safety system that uses video analytics instead of ultrasonics – preventing annoying false alarming.

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VT TurnAware: Bringing cyclist safety to industry

Posted on 3rd Aug, 2015 by Jonathan Peach

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With cyclist safety being high on the waste and resource sector’s agenda, we’ve been out and about, exhibiting some of our latest products to those in the industry.

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Cyclist incidents in the UK: The bare facts

Posted on 20th Jul, 2015 by Jonathan Peach

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Cyclist injuries and fatalities on Britain’s roads are a real problem. In fact, the UK has the highest number of incidents involving cyclists and another vehicle than any other country in Europe, with numbers continuing to grow.

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