Proposed lorry design
Proposed new design

Help stiffen Robert Goodwill's support for safer lorries

European ministers will meet Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and the European Commission to decide when or whether to introduce safer lorry designs.

Thanks to lobbying by cycling groups, MEPs recently voted overwhelmingly for round-fronted lorry designs that could significantly improve pedestrian and cyclist safety. However the French and Swedish Governments (apparently lobbied by Volvo Trucks and Renault Trucks respectively) have blocked the plans, seeking an eight-year delay before these new designs are even permitted, let alone required, for new EU lorries. Britain's road safety minister Robert Goodwill MP has so far shown only weak support for safer lorries - take action now to stiffen his resolve!


Julie Rand