Improving road safety is a priority for FTA members and many lorry operators already work to the highest standards. A huge amount of investment has been made by responsible operators who have gone over and above the minimum legal requirements to ensure that safety equipment is fitted to their vehicles. There are better ways of achieving safe roads for all road users.
We need to see cyclists taking responsibility for their actions, obeying traffic regulations, giving space to HGVs making manoeuvres and generally riding responsibly. Unless you also improve the behaviour of cyclists, the problem will not improve in the way that everyone wants.
More top news
Four QPR hooligans caught on CCTV reeking havoc and attacking rival fans have been jailed.
An armed gang who had just robbed a man in his home and were caught "within seconds" by police have been jailed.
The body of a 23-year-old who was last seen at the foot of Ben Nevis has been found following a large rescue mission.