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Safer cycling near HGV’s

Safer cycling near HGV’s

HGVs have significant blind spots where cyclist are invisible. Follow the tips below to protect yourself.

Tips


  • Cycle sensibly and assertively to help yourself stay safe
  • Recognise that lorry drivers may not be able to see you
  • Never cycle up the left hand side of a lorry stopped at a junction
  • Look out for lorries turning left from beside or behind you.
  • Don’t stop too close to the front of a stopped lorry.
  • Take up a visible position at lights: three metres out in front and not by the left kerb or very close to the lorry.

If you wish to find out more you can watch a video clip produced by Transport for London on safer cycling near lorries.

Birmingham City Council and the Freight Transport Association (FTA) are forming a closer working relationship to improve cycling safety through greater driver and cyclist awareness.