Campaigner will carry on the fight

A road-safety campaign marked the eighth anniversary of the death of a Northumberland woman last weekend with a fresh call for action to reduce lorry danger.

Monday, 13th February 2017, 5:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 28th February 2017, 11:39 am
Councillor Kate Cairns standing with her bicycle in Longhoughton. Picture by Jane Coltman

The See Me Save Me campaign was founded by Coun Kate Cairns, of Newton-by-the-Sea, following the death of her sister Eilidh, 30, from Ellingham, who was run down by an HGV driver while riding her bike in London on February 5, 2009.

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Coun Cairns, county councillor for Longhoughton, said: “The campaign has had major success at local, national and European level in bringing changes to policy, standards, and the law, in respect of vehicle safety and driver competence.

“But we need faster adoption of a national standard called Construction Logistics and Community Safety for all HGV operators and contractors.

“We will carry on campaigning until we have safer roads for everyone.”