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Dunno, this bobby on a bike looks pretty big to me.
Maybe being a policeman helps in the visibility stakes? Of course, once the cyclist has cleared this area it’s into the HGV drivers blind spot. But there are special mirrors to combat such blind spots.
The pic is from a press release from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
A DOSE OF CYCLE SENSE
As part of a three week long London-wide campaign of education and enforcement aimed at lorry drivers and cyclists, the Council gave cyclists a rare opportunity to see the road from a HGV driver’s viewpoint and learn about the real dangers in passing them on the left hand side. The campaign’s aim was to reduce the number of collisions between lorries and bicycles.
The awareness event was held today 26 November at the entrance to Holland Park, on Kensington High Street, with partners the Metropolitan Police Campden Safer Neighbourhoods Team.
The Royal Borough’s Cycling Champion, Councillor Maighread Condon-Simmonds, said: “Even the most road-aware cyclist will probably never have seen what a cyclist looks like in the mirror of a HGV and more importantly when they don’t appear in the mirror. This event gave cyclists a chance to brush up on the basic rules of the road and see things from a different perspective. I’m also very pleased to hear that the campaign will also encourage lorry drivers to pay special attention to cyclists.”
Bike experts were on hand to give quick safety checks and simple adjustments to bicycles on site and alerting riders to another hazard - the risk in jumping a red light.