Thursday, 6 October 2016

'Banning HGVs is likely to negatively impact road safety'

That's the bizarre argument dreamt up by the Mineral Products Association, in response to Sadiq Khan's plan to ban 35,000 HGVs from London to make the roads safer for pedestrians and cyclists.
In the past two years HGVs were involved in 23% of pedestrian fatalities and 58% of cyclist deaths in London, despite accounting for just 4% of the miles driven in the city

You couldn't make this stuff up; some people really have been staring at minerals too long. 'Banning HGVs could hinder road safety' - it's amazing what some trade associations will say.