Lafarge Tarmac meets with MP to improve cycle safety

Published:  29 July, 2014

Lafarge Tarmac has welcomed Shadow Transport Minister and MP for Birmingham Northfield Richard Burden to its Solihull headquarters to discuss the company’s commitment to improving cycle safety across Britain’s roads.

“There is growing awareness of the need for more government and industry action to improve cycle safety and it is clear that a joined up approach is needed,” Mr Burden said. “I was delighted to hear about Lafarge Tarmac’s industry leading position on this important issue and explore how private enterprises and public bodies can collaboratively do more to promote road safety across Britain.”

Lafarge says it is committed to improving valuable road user safety across the UK, through enhanced training for drivers and retrofitting older vehicles with approved safety equipment, while ensuring all new vehicles are fitted as standard.

Cyrilel Ragoucy, chief executive officer at Lafarge Tarmac, said: “There is an increasing effort from all parties to deliver safer vehicles, and ensure that drivers are better equipped to operate on roads that are increasingly being used by cyclists – we were delighted to have the opportunity to share our knowledge and experience on this subject with Richard.”

The company is also part of the cross industry working group of primary contractors, clients, fleet operators and trade associations which developed the Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety Standard (CLOCS), setting out a consistent nationwide specification for HGVs and aiming to change driver behaviours through progressive training.

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