LCC's vision is for no cyclist or pedestrian to be killed by a lorry in London
Through requiring the smartest safest lorries, drivers and operations in London
LCC's vision for lorries
- Lorries with the lowest level of direct vision (0 star) without additional safety devices as in London’s HGV Permit Scheme will not be allowed into London by Autumn 2020
- Only lorries with the highest 3 levels of direct vision (5, 4 and 3 star) London’s HGV Permit Scheme will be allowed into London by Autumn 2024
LCC's vision for lorry drivers
- London’s HGV Permit Scheme will require lorry drivers on London roads to have undergone an approved cyclist awareness training course that includes on-cycle hazard awareness within the last 3 years by 2024
- The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) and Construction Logistics and Community Safety Standard (CLOCS) will require lorry driver reward schemes predominantly based on hours worked and not loads delivered by 2024
LCC's vision for road danger reduction
- 20 mph speed limit is in force across all the Transport for London Road Network, except for dual carriageways and motorways by 2022
- 80% boroughs have made most roads 20mph by 2022
- Stakeholders are working towards freight consolidation and solutions to timing and routing challenges by 2022
- 50% of boroughs require registration with Construction Logistics and Community Safety Standard (CLOCS) in their procurement contracts by 2022
What can a driver see?
Left turning lorries are the leading cause of cycling fatalities in London.
There is a vast difference between what a driver can see directly through the windows (as opposed to through mirrors or cameras) from different lorries. Standard cabs make it difficult for drivers to see directly cyclists to their left or close in front of them. Direct vision cabs, as in the picture, are safer because they allow drivers to see much more around them.