FORS are pleased to announce the release of more nationwide FORS Practitioner workshop dates in Manchester, Bristol, Corby, Tyne and Wear and Rotherham.
FORS gold operator R.Swain & Sons are helping to raise the awareness of vulnerable road user safety by donating 30 high visibility vests to their local primary school. The donation aims to highlight the dangers posed to vulnerable road users but also aid the children on their school walks.
A new TfL-funded Commercial Vehicle Unit, run by the City of London Police, has launched a crack-down on dangerous vehicles in the City, stopping 136 vehicles and taking 95 dangerous vehicles off the road during its first month of operation.
The unit has been set up as part of a far-reaching effort to further improve road safety and take non-compliant and unsafe commercial vehicles off the roads. HGVs are involved in a disproportionate number of collisions, particularly those involving vulnerable road users, and Transport for London, and its policing partners, are committed to reducing these incidents through education and enforcement activity.
As London moves closer to the unsafe lorry ban, the first of 600 signs for the Safer Lorry Scheme have been erected across the city.
The scheme will require vehicles of more than 3.5 tonnes to be fitted with sideguards, along with Class V and Class VI mirrors giving the driver a better view of cyclists and pedestrians around their vehicle.