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Lorries without safety equipment be banned in London

The measures are designed to protect cyclists and pedestrians. It means every vehicle over 3.5 tonnes must be fitted with sideguards as well as mirrors to improve a driver's view of cyclists and pedestrians.

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Lorries without safety equipment to be banned from London

Lorries without safety equipment to protect cyclists and pedestrians are to be banned from travelling through London. Transport for London and local authorities have joined forces to agree a new traffic regulation which will come into force by the end of the year.

Example of one of the mirrors which improves safety Credit: ITV News

The proposed ban will require every vehicle over 3.5 tonnes to be fitted with sideguards to protect cyclists from being dragged under wheels, as well as mirrors to improve a driver's view of cyclists and pedestrians. It will be enforced by CCTV cameras and on-street checks.

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