Cyclists in Lambeth last week had the opportunity to climb into the cab of a lorry and a bus to see the road as seen by the driver of a large vehicle.
The two-day event, organised by Lambeth’s road safety and travel awareness teams, raised awareness of the dangers of cycling on the left side of a bus or HGV.
Lorry and bus drivers showed cyclists the blind spots in their view from the cab, and cycle trainers and police officers coached cyclists on how to position themselves to remain safe and visible when cycling near a large vehicle.
Norma Fender, Lambeth’s road safety manager, said: “Half of all (cyclist) fatalities involve HGVs, and some cyclists don’t realise that they can be invisible to lorry drivers. The message we want to get across is that it is never safe to cycle on the inside of lorry or bus.”