Londonís cyclists are being shown first hand how riding alongside lorries is a potential killer.
The Metropolitan Police are becoming increasingly concerned following a number of deaths of cyclists in recent years, many involving heavy goods vehicles. They set up a demonstration last week in Horse Guards Parade to show how blind lorry drivers can be to a cyclist's presence.
Participants were invited to position themselves at the nearside of a lorry, before swapping places and seeing from inside the cab how limited the driver's vision is.
Chief inspector Mark Bird, from the Met's traffic unit said: "While this event focuses on educating the cyclist, it is essential that all road users take responsibility and use the roads safely and within the law.Ē
Transport for London says there has been an 83% increase on London's major roads since 2000.