Safer Lorry Scheme – The Way Forward

  • Published: TRL for TfL January 2014
  • Authors: TRL
  • Date Added: 15 Mar 2014
  • Last Update: 16 May 2014
  • Format: pdf


This guide has been produced to give an overview of accidents relating to heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) in London especially concerning cyclists.


Written by Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) with the support of the Mayor of London and industry associations, the guide is intended to help both new and existing operators understand the core requirements of safety features on HGVs.

Key Findings:

  • Between 2008 and 2012, 53 per cent of cyclist fatalities in London involved lorries, though they make up only around 4 per cent of the traffic.




Some of the mirror types (recommended under directive 71/127/EC) for HGVs registered before 2005/6 are optional thereby making it difficult to identify HGVs not meeting the required standards