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Tarmac get in gear at London Bike Show

Tarmac at the London Bike Show

Company highlights the work being done to improve safety for vulnerable road users

TARMAC joined industry partners earlier this month to raise awareness of vulnerable road user safety at the London Bike Show, the UK’s largest annual cycling exhibition.

The company was invited by the Metropolitan Police’s cycle safety team to support Construction Logistics and Community Safety Standard (CLOCS), which promotes a consistent nationwide specification for HGVs and is aiming to change driver behaviours by ensuring the delivery of progressive training.

Tarmac joined an ‘Exchanging Places’ event to highlight the work being done by the construction industry to improve safety for vulnerable road users. Cyclists had the chance to get a driver’s eye view from an HGV cab and understand where to position themselves safely on the road in relation to lorries.

Justin Waite, transport account manager at Tarmac, said: ‘It is always a positive experience to speak with people directly at events like this, to showcase the work we’re doing, answer questions and promote better road safety for everyone.

‘London Bike Show brings together thousands of cyclists every year and is a great opportunity to meet and engage with the general public and demonstrate our commitment to safety.’

Tarmac operate the largest vehicle fleet in the industry and are committed to improving vulnerable road user safety across the UK, taking in part of a number of Exchanging Places events up and down the country, and playing a key role in industry efforts to continually improve road safety.

They were the first UK HGV fleet operators to be approved to undertake whole-fleet accreditation as part of Transport for London’s Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) and provide enhanced training for drivers to ensure high standards are maintained across the whole fleet.

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