More details of Government’s cycle safety strategy

The Department for Transport has published a response to its Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy safety review call for evidence.

This includes a chapter on reducing the risk to cyclists from vehicles and equipment (chapter 8).

The DfT said that, regardless of the outcome of Brexit, it would continue to work with the global standards body, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), on a package of legislation to improve the safety performance of new vehicles. Due for implementation between 2021 and 2025, these will include Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) for detecting pedestrians and cyclists, event data recorders, Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) and improved direct vision standards.

The response can be read in full online.