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New legislation to improve cyclist safety with HGV blind-spot mirrors made compulsory

UK Gov gives in to bike pressure

Cyclists are set to benefit from new laws that will require heavy goods vehicles to be fitted with blind-spot mirrors, saving the lives of an estimated 18 cyclists a year.

The British Government has adopted the EU legislation following a campaign led by Cycling Plus magazine, according to BikeRadar.

Under the new rules, all vehicles over 3.5 tonnes will have to be fitted with the wide-angle and close proximity mirrors from March 31st.

Compulsory annual tests will take place to ensure HGV mirrors comply with the new legislation.

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