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Cyclists’ view from the cab

The Women’s Safer Cycling Day, hosted last month by the City of London, included a Scania roll-on roll-off bin lorry provided by O’Donovan Waste Disposal, so that cyclists could view the road from the perspective of a HGV driver.

The event enabled female cyclists – of whom a disproportionately high number make up London’s cycling casualties – to sit in the cab and view the road from the driver’s perspective to better understand the blind spots around such vehicles.

As well its fleet of HGVs being fitted with safety equipment, O’Donovan drivers undertake a programme of regular training which includes safe urban driving courses. These see drivers taking to London’s streets on a bicycle to experience first-hand, cycling in close proximity to HGVs to better understand the hazards and issues faced by cyclists.   

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