Large Goods Vehicles: Safety

Department for Transport written question – answered on 15th November 2018.

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Photo of Baroness Gardner of Parkes Baroness Gardner of Parkes Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will review Regulation 51 of the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 to require all wheeled goods vehicles to be fitted with basic safety equipment, including sideguards, to protect cyclists in the event of collisions.

Photo of Baroness Sugg Baroness Sugg Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Most heavy goods vehicles are already required to be fitted with sideguards when new. Work is already underway to amend the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 to ensure that sideguards are retained and maintained on these vehicles.

The Government is also supporting new technical measures under the European Commission’s Third Mobility Package to improve further the protection of pedestrians and cyclists.

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