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Road safety proposals approved

Earlier this year, Transport for London (TfL) and London Councils consulted on new proposals to ban Heavy Goods Vehicles over 3.5 tonnes (apart from a small number of exceptions) that are not fitted with side guards and additional mirrors from driving in London.  The aim is to improve the visibility of cyclists and pedestrians to improve their safety on London's roads.  TfL proposed that in London it would be a criminal offence to drive vehicles that do not comply.

TfL has now reviewed all of the feedback provided and has written a consultation report which is available to view online.  The report sets out the findings of the consultation in full, with 90 per cent of respondents supporting the plans.

After considering the feedback from the consultation, TfL together with London Councils and Heathrow Airport have decided to progress the proposals to the next stage and proceed with Traffic Regulation Orders that would bring this scheme into effect.