With the UK having some of the most congested roads in Europe, safety is one of Cemex UK’s top priorities. As such, it is taking the lead in developing cyclist safety programs to make the UK’s roads safer for cyclists and cars alike.
As well as implementing training programs for its drivers and innovations on its Large Goods Vehicles, Cemex is working with trade associations such as the Mineral Products Association and the Freight Transport Association, and authorities including Trans port for London, to help to establish industry standards for these vehicles. Cemex is also undertaking multiple efforts to achieve its goal of zero accidents or incidents.
Cemex won the country’s ‘Safety in Operation’ award at the annual Motor Transport Awards for its achievements in UK cycling safety. An independent panel of road transport industry experts judged the awards and Cemex was recognised for ‘leading the industry in cycle safety and taking an exhaustive approach to the issue of reducing road risks, focusing on sharing road space’.
“We were delighted to receive this award. It was recognition of all the hard work and commitment that everyone, from every part of Cemex, has made to making the roads safer for vulnerable road users so that we can all share our roads safely,” said David Hart, Cemex Director of Logistics in the UK.
Some of Cemex UK’s initiatives include:
- Working closely with Mercedes-Benz to design a new LGV called the ‘Econic Tipper that provides the driver with an improved field of vision through a panoramic windscreen.
- Visiting primary schools to teach road safety, including cycling safety.
- Giving cyclists the hands-on opportunity to learn about LGVs at events such as ‘Leeds Skyride’ and ‘Portsmouth Pedal’.
- Two Cemex riders cycled in the TourdePeace, in support of RoadPeace, a charity that benefits road and crash victims and their families.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/europe-cis/19102015/cemex-uk-leads-the-way-in-cyclist-safety-programmes-800/