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To help improve road safety for cyclists in Central London, Reynolds is fitting potentially life-saving sensor equipment to the sides of vehicles used within the area.
The detection and warning equipment improves the visibility of cyclists to the driver, virtually eliminating the blind spot on vehicles.
The Mayor of London and Transport for London have a target to increase cycling by 400 per cent by 2025 (compared to 2000 levels) and last year the amount of cyclists killed on London’s roads rose to 16, a 60 per cent increase over the past two years.
Glenn Collins, Head of Transport for Reynolds, commented: “In London last year, there were 16 cyclist fatalities and nine of those were caused by HGVs. That figure is a staggering trend, and we must all do what we can to prevent any further tragedies.”
Glenn continues: “Road safety is something that Reynolds takes extremely seriously and our drivers already receive four weeks training on joining Reynolds, which includes two driving assessments. Additionally, all drivers are assessed daily using Smartdrive technology. As I’ve said before, we want to make sure we are doing everything we can to keep our drivers, our customers and the people of London safe.”
Reynolds is also a silver member of the Freight Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS), part of the wider London Freight Plan. The scheme aims to transform freight delivery in London. Members need to demonstrate commitment to health and safety, managing work-related road risk and improving efficiency.
Reynolds is now looking to achieve Gold FORS membership.