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RoSPA puts cyclists first

30th May 1996, Page 7
30th May 1996
Page 7
Page 7, 30th May 1996 — RoSPA puts cyclists first
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• Cyclists should be given priority over lorries at junctions, particularly at left turns, says the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.

The society intends to campaign for this change and others intended to increase cyclists' safety, following research showing that a third of cyclists who collide with trucks are killed.

RoSPA says that lorries are involved in only 2.5% of cyclists' accidents but those accidents result in 29% of total cycling fatalities.

"Although the overall number of accidents with trucks is fairly low they produce a significant proportion of fatal accidents," it says.

Other measures called for by ROSPA include lorry bans and the fitting of periscope mirrors.

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