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Lynch focus on the safety of Vulnerable Road Users

By Sophie Holdrick

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Lynch is proud to focus on the safety of Vulnerable Road Users this Cycle to Work Day, with a Safe Urban Driving Course at our Southern Depot.

Safe Urban Driving is a course for drivers of all vehicles, including HGV’s, vans and cars, helping us to be aware of other road users. This course gives us a different perspective of what it’s like to be on the road and in particular, what a cyclist can see, with 3 and a half hours spent on a bicycle. The aim of the course is to provide drivers with understanding and empathy towards Vulnerable Road Users: putting their safety first.

All our drivers must complete their Safe Urban Driving Course every five years, and there were several Lynch Drivers in attendance. This is a requirement of our FORS Gold membership, and we run numerous courses on-site throughout the year.

Cycle to Work Day is in its ninth year, celebrating everything cycling:
it boosts wellbeing
it leads to better health
it can contribute to improved finances
it is inclusive for everyone
Cycling also leads to a lower environmental impact and can help contribute to a greener future.

There are still limits on public transport due to the pandemic, and cycling provides an alternative mode of transport to car use. With homeworking coming to an end, there are more people back at the office and more cyclists on the roads, and we want to make sure that we understand their needs and share the roads safely.

As a leading provider of Haulage and Transport services, everything we do, including our FORS Gold Membership, our Direct Vision permits, and our new Low Entry Tippers, is to ensure that we keep the safety of Vulnerable Road Users at the forefront of all our drivers minds.

Gabby Lawrence - Compliance Manager

The government are investing an extra £338 million to help boost cycling and walking, with 100 miles of new cycle lanes, all of which will help the UK reach its goal of net zero emissions by 2050. Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps said: "Millions of us have found over the past year how cycling and walking are great ways to stay fit, ease congestion on the roads and do your bit for the environment. As we build back greener from the pandemic, we’re determined to keep that trend going by making active travel easier and safer for everyone."

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