KELTBRAY WELCOMES BORIS INTO HGV TO PROMOTE SAFER CYCLING

Keltbray, which is a UK leader in specialist engineering, construction and decommissioning services, supported today’s Exchanging Places cycling safety event in Old Palace Yard, London, where the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson and the 10,000thcyclist to participate in the scheme took a seat in Keltbray’s HGV to get a better understanding of driver blind spots and safe behaviour around large vehicles.

Since 2010, Keltbray has supported Transport for London and the Metropolitan Police with more than 60 cycle safety events, and been integral to the Exchanging Places Initiative by providing lorries for cyclists to demonstrate blind spots and promote safer cycling.

For Keltbray achieving the highest levels of safety performance is of key importance, and as part of this drive, Keltbray was one of the first companies to fit side proximity sensor cycle technology systems to its haulage fleet.

This year, Keltbray’s entire 228 strong company and hire fleet, which includes tipper vehicles and vans, were also fitted with a CCTV system, which records and stores data and provides the driver with live feeds from different angles, including the front, near side cab and far side cab reverse views onto a split screen which is mounted in the cab.

Keltbray’s Haulage Operations Director, Adrian Scott, said: “While enhancing visibility for drivers, this also improves safety for other road users, such as cyclists and pedestrians. It is also proving to be a valuable driver training tool.

“Keltbray’s drivers are trained to the highest standards when it comes to careful driving and road awareness, and failure by them to comply with this philosophy will result in suspension or dismissal. However, it is important that everybody takes responsibility for their own safety on the road in order that we make it a safer place.”

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For more information, please contact Keltbray’s head of communications, Marit Meyer-Bell, on tel. 0786 765 3392 or by email to marit.meyerbell@keltbray.com