September 21st, 2011
Cycling in London is set to become much safer following the news that cyclist awareness training has been made a part of the HGV driver’s Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC).
The new section of the test will involve both a practical and theory area and lorry drivers will be taken out cycling with trainers for first hand experience.
Charlie Lloyd, campaigns officer for the London Cycling Campaign said: “HGV drivers who’ve cycled on the roads as part of the training tell us they become more aware of more vulnerable road users, which can help prevent injury and death to cyclists.
“Getting CPC-accreditation for on-bike cyclist-awareness training is a major step towards achieving our aim that all lorry drivers working in London know what it’s like to ride a bike in the city.”
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