Lorries and cyclists: a deadly mix?

Interesting news story in today's Evening Standard that claims Lorry drivers 'need educating about cyclists'. That's probably very true. But it works both ways.

Cyclists also need educating about blind spots. The number of cyclists I see "filtering" through traffic, on the inside of lorries (and buses), and then sitting where it is quite clear the driver cannot see them gives me the heebie jeebies. I'm actually surprised more cyclists don't get killed.

Sure, some lorry drivers may be ignorant and may drive dangerously, but the same applies to cyclists. No one deserves to die, but let's not paint ourselves as the blameless ones in all of this.


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