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Accidents involving long vehicles *LINK*
Posted By: Roy Bradshaw
Date: 15 October 2008
I have heard that a TV Company - Blakeway Productions - is investigating collisions between long vehicles and cyclists. Some time ago I created an epetition - an opportunity to petition the Prime Minister over any subject - concerning this. It is at http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/Cyclists-lives/.
It would help if more people were concerned about this problem. From responses I have had from the Tandem Club and CTC members, regrettably many cyclists seem to be more concerned with telling cyclists to keep alert and keep away from long vehicles than with giving them the opportunity be be forewarned of a possible problem. My petition is to have repeater lights along the length of the vehicles linked to the present indicator system. Many vehicles already have static lights to prevent other vehicles hitting them on the side. It would be a very inexpensive addition to have these made active and give cyclists vital seconds warning that a vehicle was likely to pass across their path. Please sign my petition and give added weight to those who try to make cyclists lives less dangerous.
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