- Avoid the risk zone especially near junctions
- At traffic lights stay behind, or get well in front of the lorry, in the centre of the lane, where the driver can see you
- Make eye contact if possible. If you can see the driver, they can see you
- If in doubt, stay behind the lorry – especially as you approach junctions – until you are sure it is safe to pass it…
- On narrower roads ride a door’s width from parked cars and prevent unsafe overtaking by keeping in the centre of your lane until it is safe for a vehicle behind to pass you.
- Use your lights after dark – white at the front and red at the rear
More actions for safe cycling around lorries
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