A TfL report highlights that London construction traffic was involved in 7 cycling related deaths in 2012.

The Times reports that nearly half of all London cycling fatalities involved construction vehicles, lorries to be precise. It has been long known that HGV’s cause a disprotionate number of cycling fatalities in built-up areas despite only representing 5% of traffic numbers.

It seems that the construction industry is leaving its strict health and safety rules at the site gate. This is especially disappointing to hear as real progress has been made by companies like Cemex who have introduced driver training and additional safety features to its HGV fleet.

The TfL report asks the industry to introduce a strict policy of site entry refusal if lorries are not fitted with full safety features. The culture of rigid delivery windows to sites is also called in to question.

Click here to read the Times article.