EU rule change hopes to make roads safer for cyclists

The Department of Transport recently voted on a new EU safety standard with means there will be changes to new lorries safety features introduced in July 2016.  

All new lorries must be fitted with improved mirrors which reduce blind spots on the passenger sides of lorries.  This is a mandatory rule and HGV vehicles will not be allowed on the road without them.

The road safety Minister said:

“Safer lorries mean safer cyclists. I am delighted the UK government has got the outcome it wanted.

“This shows we are fighting hard for Britain in Europe, delivering sensible decisions which can make a real impact back home, and giving us the best of both worlds.

“As a result of our actions, Europe will now adopt these improved standards which will save lives.”

The EU vote also included new safety standards for electric vehicles, and also better safety and accessibility requirements on buses.

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