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MEASURES UNDER REVIEW TO STOP TRUCKS KILLING CYCLISTS

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Government advisers are considering the use of infra-red cameras and closed-circuit television cameras on commercia...
Government advisers are considering the use of infra-red cameras and closed-circuit television cameras on commercial vehicles to reduce injuires to cyclists.

The Times (p8) reports other measures under investigation by the department of transport's National Cycling Strategy include improved mirrors, more cab windows and indicator lights down the side of vehicles.

Research indicates that nearly one in five cycling deaths is caused by a heavy goods vehicle. Many are crushed as lorries are turning left.

Approximately 24,000 cyclists are injured and 200 killed on British roads each year. HGVs account for 20 per cent of cycling fatalities, according to road safety group Rospa.
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