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Photo #45295

A vehicle used to demonstrate the visibility of cyclists by lorry drivers.

None of the marked area is directly visible to the driver - they have to rely on complex mirrors to check that area. This demonstration vehicle is also fitted with four cameras, and the view from the nearside camera is presented to the driver as a screen at the top middle of the windscreen.

Left turning lorries killed 12 cyclists in London in 2011 and the industry is looking at how technology might help.

An example of how left turning lorries can fail to see cyclists (even ones wearing hi-viz) is shown in the video at:

kenningtonpob.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/why-i-hate-cycling-superhighway-to.html

Read what London Cycling Campaign says about lorry design:
lcc.org.uk/articles/lcc-challenges-construction-industry-to-adopt-its-safer-urban-lorry-to-reduce-lorry-cyclist-deaths

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