Cement Mixer on Cycle Space, at Traffic Lights


Here is a Euromix Cementmixer stopping at the Traffic Lights, at Whitechapel, near the London Hospital on top of a Cycle Space.

I have brought this matter to the attention to Euromix today, they can discuss this matter with their employees.

What is the point of these people being trained to drive, when they clearly they are not fit to? What is the point of the driving test and studying the Highway Code? What they do After the Test, is anyone’s guess.

Perhaps, cr+p drivers can be fined, chucked in prison and/or go back to wearing an ‘L’ plate.

As a reminder that these are pretty dangerous, an article from the Evening Standard 19/9/08:-

“Lorry drivers should be made to watch footage of fatal bicycle accidents in a bid to reduce the number of riders killed on the roads, it was claimed today.

Neil Maroni, whose cousin died earlier this month, spoke out a day after another London cyclist was killed, and a second critically injured, in two separate collisions involving lorries.

Yesterday’s fatal accident happened in the City.

Ten days ago Mr Maroni’s cousin, Lisa Pontecorvo, 64, was killed instantly when she was hit by a cement mixer while wheeling her bicycle across the A1 Holloway Road in north London.

Witnesses say traffic had stopped in both directions but as Ms Pontecorvo, an experienced cyclist, walked across the road the mixer edged forward.

A post mortem at St Pancras coroner’s court gave the cause of her death as multiple injuries. No one has been arrested over the death of Ms Pontecorvo or the Kensington accident, but the lorry driver involved in the City collision has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

Now Mr Maroni is calling for the drivers of heavy vehicles to be more “empathic” towards cyclists. The former triathlete, 52, said: “They need to be more empathic towards cyclists and the education they receive before passing their HGV licence should include watching videos of accidents. They simply do not understand the threat that blind spots pose for a cyclist and the need for intelligent and respectful positioning at a sensible speed.”

Mr Wright, 62, a Formula 1 safety advisor, said: “The fundamental problem is that bikes and trucks on London’s roads just don’t mix. In Holland they separate cyclists from traffic and give bikes priority and we need to think how we can separate them.

“There’s pressure from the Government to cycle but we don’t have the infrastructure to make it safe and I think mandatory cycle training would help.”

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