The mayor of London introduces a safety scheme that will affect construction vehicles supplying sites in the capital

Boris launches safer lorrey scheme

London mayor Boris Johnson at the launch of the UK’s first safer lorry scheme at Marble Arch, on Tuesday.

Lorries – including HGV vehicles carrying materials and equipment to construction sites – without safety equipment will be banned from London’s roads to protect cyclists and pedestrians.

A 2013 Building article suggested that a disproportionate number of cyclist deaths in London were caused by construction vehicles without appropriate side guards.