The Mayor of London has announced that he will consult on banning HGVs without the latest technology on London’s streets from 2020.
Sadiq Khan wants to see a star rating based on the visability from the driver’s cab. Zero rated vehicles would be banned under the proposals and by 2024 HGVs would need to have three stars.
In the past two years HGVs were involved in 23% of pedestrian fatalities and 58% of cyclist deaths in London, despite accounting for just 4% of the miles driven in the city, the Mayor’s office said.
Some companies that use HGVs are already operating vehicles that would get three stars, and the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group supports this initiative which will make London’s roads safer for all road users.