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Large Goods Vehicles

Transport written question – answered on 22nd November 2011.

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Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether she has made an assessment of the safety implications for cyclists of the trial of longer semi-trailers for heavy goods vehicles.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport

The revised Impact Assessment published with the Government's Report on the Consultation into longer semi-trailers does not disaggregate the safety risk between different categories of road user.

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Chris Beazer
Posted on 23 Nov 2011 12:22 pm (Report this annotation)

In London, 50% of cyclists' deaths are caused by collisions with heavy goods vehicles which are 5% of traffic, yet this government is not looking at how longer semi-trailers increase the risk for this type of road user. This is an example of negligence driven, I believe, by a desire not to antagonise the road haulage lobby.