Cyclists in London and Manchester are being encouraged to ‘hang back’ from lorries in a safety campaign launched today (26 September 2016) by Road Safety Minister Andrew Jones to reduce the number of deaths.

Riding a bike is very safe, and is greener, healthier and more sustainable than other forms of transport but cutting the number of accidents is our top priority.

The THINK! campaign has been developed after statistics showed last year a fifth of crashes where cyclists were killed involved HGVs.

A large proportion of deaths happen when a cyclist is at the front left of the truck, and almost a third of all crashes between cyclists and HGVs happen when the lorry is turning left.

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