Spotting the blind spots: chance to ‘exchange places’ for a lorry driver’s view

Cyclists invited to exchange places with the driver and sit in the cab to see what the driver can see…

 

Release date: 15 April 2019

What can lorry drivers see from their cabs and how visible are cyclists and other road users? All (including blind spots) will be revealed in an ‘Exchanging Places’ event in Worthing on 27 April.

The county council is working with Days Aggregates and partners from the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership to raise awareness of the blind spots larger vehicles have and the possible dangers to cyclists.

An articulated truck will be parked in South Street Square, with a large mat placed around it and cones to mark the blind spots.   

Cyclists will then be invited to exchange places with the driver and sit in the cab to see what the driver can see…. and, more to the point, what cannot be seen!

Exchanging Places is being held to promote safer urban cycling and takes place from 10am to 1pm.

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