Tarmac joined industry partners to raise awareness of vulnerable road user safety at the London Bike Show, the UK’s largest annual cycling exhibition.
The leading construction solutions business 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 aiming to change driver behaviours by ensuring the delivery of progressive training.
Tarmac joined an ‘Exchanging Places’ event to highlight the important work being done by the construction industry to improve vulnerable road user safety. Cyclists had the chance to get a driver’s eye view from HGV cabs 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 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 operates the largest vehicle fleet in the industry, and is 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. The business plays a key role in industry efforts to continually improve road safety.
It was the first UK HGV fleet operator to be approved to undertake whole fleet accreditation as part of Transport for London’s Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) and provides enhanced training for drivers to ensure high standards are maintained across the whole fleet.