Say no to longer lorries

posted 6 Sep 2011, 15:10 by Eli Kling

A road safety issue of particular concern to cyclists has been highlighted by the CTC.

Lorries are involved in a disproportionate number of crashes with both cyclists and pedestrians. Despite this fact the road safety minister Mike Penning MP is planning to allow lorries that are over two metres longer! The increase in length will mean bigger blind spots and more tail swing, which is likely to result in more accidents and possible deaths to cyclists.

CTC is asking cyclists to contact their MP to try and prevent this. They can provide a letter for you to use. Visit

You can also help by spreading the word. If you're a Twitter user, please tweet the campaign using the tag #nolongerlorries.