First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
MPA chief executive Nigel Jackson has welcomed the latest plans of the Mayor of London to help ensure that collisions between industry lorries and vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists are reduced. Sadiq Khan’s proposals set out a timetable for the increasing use of HGVs with better driver vision, and will also allow HGVs fitted with appropriate safety systems to continue to operate in London.
Jackson said “Improving road safety is essential, particularly for vulnerable road users. In recent years MPA members have invested in more effective training, the installation of better technology and increased engagement with other road users and key stakeholders. MPA members, our construction colleagues and TfL have made great progress in improving safety awareness and taking action through the CLOCS initiative. We support the Mayor’s drive to improve the direct vision of HGVs and look forward to engaging positively in the consultation and implementation processes.”