Minor changes to the safety equipment of lorries in Central London have been introduced, in an attempt to make the city safer for cyclists.
Of course, the people who drive massive dangerous vehicles around have complained. Natalie Thompson, of the Fleet Transport Association, said,
'Funds used to launch the scheme would be better spent on targeting "a small proportion of lorries that don't comply with existing regulations".'
Last year, nearly three quarters of construction lorries stopped in a campaign were illegal. They barely found a legal cement lorry. In May, 95 out of 136 lorries inspected in the City had to be taken off the road.
So maybe the FTA are right. We should crackdown on the small majority of lorries that are breaking all the rules. And we should be fitting better equipment also on the large minority that aren't.