Title: Safer Lorry Scheme
Organisation: Transport for London
Date uploaded: 16th September 2015
Date published/launched: September 2015
Under the scheme, vehicles over 3.5 tonnes that are currently exempt are required to:
• Be fitted with Class V and Class VI mirrors giving the driver a better view of cyclists and pedestrians around their vehicles;
• Be fitted with side guards to protect cyclists from being dragged under the wheels in the event of a collision.
The scheme operates across London, 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is enforced by the Metropolitan Police Service, City of London Police and the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency.
Drivers found to be in charge of a non-compliant vehicle may be issued with a £50 Fixed Penalty Notice. The offence also carries a potential fine of £1000 at Magistrate's court.
The Traffic Commissioner, who has the power to modify or suspend operator licenses, is also notified of companies operating vehicles in breach of the scheme.
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