Friday 30 September 2016

Blind spots on lorries have huge differences

Published 27/07/2016 | 02:30

The extent of blindspots in lorries can vary significantly
The extent of blindspots in lorries can vary significantly

A new study, by Loughborough Design School, has found huge differences in the extent of blind spots in lorries.

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It says the 'worst' urban delivery trucks have blind spots of up to 1.9 metres. That is contrasted with the best, which have '0 metres' because they are designed so drivers can see more.

An estimated 4,000 people die in truck crashes in Europe each year. Around 1,000 of these are 'vulnerable' road users such as cyclists and pedestrians, with 28pc of those crashes occurring in urban areas.

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