A vote for safety

A vote for safety

A vote for safety

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EVERY year in the UK around 19,000 cyclists are killed or injured in reported road accidents. To improve road safety we believe it is vital that all vehicles using our roads are designed to the highest safety specifications.

Very soon the European Parliament will vote on proposals concerning the weight and dimensions of lorries, including new, lifesaving designs of lorry cabs and improved vision for drivers.

With goods arriving in the UK every day on lorries from across the EU, it is vital that we act at a pan-European level. We want all lorries on our roads, regardless of where they originate, to be safe for all road users.

This call to improve the safety is backed by cyclists and the road haulage industry, recognising that these changes will make a real difference.

We hope that all Members of the European Parliament will vote in favour of making our roads safer.

Edward McMillan-Scott MEP and Rebecca Taylor MEP, Lib Dem MEPs for Yorkshire and the Humber.

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5:30pm Fri 7 Feb 14

anistasia says...

Anything that saves a life great news and cyclists are at most danger.but no matter what speed humps, speed restriction, size and weigh of cars vans and lorries.but unless you can stop drink or drug driving your still gonna get accidents.and everyone needs to keep within the law.everyone goes on about cyclists safety but the amount of times I've sat at red traffic lights a cyclists comes up the inside and cycles across the junction on a red light.this bring grid cyclists down all tied with the same brush.not all are the same.but does bring up should cyclists have insurance.
Anything that saves a life great news and cyclists are at most danger.but no matter what speed humps, speed restriction, size and weigh of cars vans and lorries.but unless you can stop drink or drug driving your still gonna get accidents.and everyone needs to keep within the law.everyone goes on about cyclists safety but the amount of times I've sat at red traffic lights a cyclists comes up the inside and cycles across the junction on a red light.this bring grid cyclists down all tied with the same brush.not all are the same.but does bring up should cyclists have insurance. anistasia
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1:34pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Lunatic says...

I think the first thing we should do is make cyclists safer for the roads. The sheer volume who don't abide by basic highway code is astounding, and I'm sure they could make themselves much safer if they were simply targeted by some kind of awareness campaign.
I think the first thing we should do is make cyclists safer for the roads. The sheer volume who don't abide by basic highway code is astounding, and I'm sure they could make themselves much safer if they were simply targeted by some kind of awareness campaign. Lunatic
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7:25pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Pinza-C55 says...

Yet another letter by 2 MEP's who most people have never heard of and fewer have voted for, to draw our attention to what a fantastic institution the EU is. You would almost imagine they had a vested interest? Google "how much does an MEP earn?"
Yet another letter by 2 MEP's who most people have never heard of and fewer have voted for, to draw our attention to what a fantastic institution the EU is. You would almost imagine they had a vested interest? Google "how much does an MEP earn?" Pinza-C55
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