HGVs not taking up safer technologies

An HGV
An HGV

A report by Brake, the road-safety charity, and Licence Bureau has found many firms are not taking advantage of technologies to protect vulnerable road users.

Despite the potential to help drivers see pedestrians and cyclists and reduce casualties, only one in five HGV operators surveyed hasrear-facing cameras on all vehicles, one in 12 has side-facing cameras and one in eight has side sensors.

This issue has been highlighted by road-safety campaigner and Northumberland county councillor Kate Cairns, whose sister Eilidh was killed while cycling in London in 2009.