MPA and Vulnerable Road User Safety

Report
RESPONSE TO
VULNERABLE ROAD
USERS
Andrew Minson
Tragically, between 2008 and 2013
55% of cycling fatalities involved HGVs
This includes a disproportionate
number of construction vehicles
HGVs represent 4% of London’s road
miles driven
MPA and Vulnerable Road User Safety
WHY ?
• Greater focus on improving industry health and safety
• Aggregates, minerals, construction industries have
worked hard to improve site safety
• Reportable injuries for MPA employees down by 85%
over 15 years
• Greater focus on contractor safety
• Greater focus on public safety
• Logical and reasonable to extend focus to road safety
MPA and Vulnerable Road User Safety
WHY ?
Factories and Construction Sites all “managed” locations
where there can be significant control over H & S.
In contrast, roads are:
• Less managed
• Fully accessible to
the public
MPA and Vulnerable Road User Safety
2012
Fatalities Seriously All
Injured Casualties
Cyclists
118
3,222
19,091
Motorcyclists
328
5,000
19,310
Pedestrians
420
5,559
25,218
169
1,339
HGV Occupant 29
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Comparisons (fatalities + serious injury)
KSIs
2005/9 av
2012
% change
Cyclists
2,528
3,340
+32
Motorcyclists
6,320
5,362
-15
Pedestrians
6,758
5,979
-11
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What happens when 32 tonnes hits 0.1 tonnes?
Don’t need to be a genius to work it out……………..
Potential conflicts between HGVs and vulnerable road
users – likely to increase ?
69,000
68,000
67,000
66,000
65,000
64,000
63,000
70,000
General Economic Recovery
Population growth (+8 million by 2030)
Infrastructure (£375 billion pipeline)
Energy (nuclear, renewables, gas )
Transport (roads, HS2, airport expansion )
Road Traffic forecasts
62,000
61,000
60,000
Source: ONS.
MPA and Vulnerable Road User Safety
Stage one: 2011 General Policy
• Promote driver and industry awareness
• Promote cyclist and public awareness
• Improve driver training
• Use appropriate vehicle safety equipment
• Liaise with schools
• Work in partnership
MPA and Vulnerable Road User Safety
Stage two: Specific 2012 Policy on driver
training, vehicle safety equipment,
including:
• Driver training – specific industry course
developed by MPQC
• Focus on tippers, truckmixers, tankers
• Sideguards on tippers
• Class VI mirrors
• Nearside sensors and/or cameras
• Audible warnings
• New vehicles and retro-fitting
MPA and Vulnerable Road User Safety
Stage three: Specific 2014 Policy to move in line with,
CLOCS Standard for construction logistics: Managing work
related road risk
CLOCS : ‘Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety'
Over 60 different organisations are working together to
deliver the CLOCS objectives
http://www.clocs.org.uk
CLOCS Champions
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Stage three: Specific 2014 Policy to move in line with the
new CLOCS standard, including:
• Vehicle equipment as Stage two
• Fleet management assessment
• Recording road incidents
• Applies to vehicles 3.5 tonnes GVW +
• Driver training – specific industry course developed by
MPQC
3.2.1 Warning Signage
3.2.3 Blind-Spot Minimisation
Fleet operators shall ensure that
prominent signage is fitted to all
vehicles over 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle
weight that visually warns other road
users not to get too close to the
vehicle.
Fleet operators shall ensure all vehicles
over 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight
have front, side and rear blind-spots
completely eliminated or minimised as
far as it is practical and possible
through a combination of fully
operational direct and indirect vision
aids and driver audible alerts.
3.2.2 Side under-run protection
3.2.4 Vehicle Manoeuvring Warnings
Fleet operators shall ensure fitment of
side-guards to all rigid mixer, tipper
and waste type vehicles over 3.5
tonnes gross vehicle weight that are
currently exempt from fitment.
Fleet operators shall ensure all vehicles
over 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight
are equipped with enhanced audible
means to warn other road users of a
vehicle’s left manoeuvre.
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• The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is an
accreditation scheme that aims to improve fleet
activity in London and throughout the UK and beyond.
• By Transport For London
• Bronze, Silver and Gold
THANK YOU!

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