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Cyclist safety system goes in across RCV fleet in London

Serco is equipping its fleet of waste and recycling vehicles across London with cyclist safety technology ahead of the Safer London Lorry Scheme, which comes into force on 1 September.

In spring 2014, the company announced its decision to adopt the Cyclear cyclist warning display system after successfully trialling the system in the London Borough of Wandsworth, then installing the equipment to 23 RCVs in the borough of Havering.

Philip Quelch, Serco national fleet and plant manager, said: “We were looking for the right technology and the feedback from our crews about Cyclear has been extremely positive. We are confident that Cyclear makes our vehicles safer and helps to prevent accidents with vulnerable road users.”

The rollout across London will start with installing the system to 35 RCVs being delivered this month for Bexley and Hammersmith & Fulham along with four arboriculture vehicles in Newham.

Bexley is also installing the RX3 CCTV camera system from ISS to the RCVs along with wifi technology that automatically downloads recorded footage when the vehicles return to depot.

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