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Inflatable ‘truck skirt’ presenting to avoid bicyclists being dragged under lorries

An inflatable skirt that secures the area in between wheels under heavy items automobiles (HGVs) in a quote to safeguard pedestrians and bicyclists is being adopted by a London construction company. Meanwhile, in Cambridge a building services firm are updating their fleet of vehicles with cycle-friendly lorries that offer drivers a 90% boost in visibility. The DawesGuard inflatable truck skirt, though, has begun rolling out in London under consttruction company Keltbray Ltd’s fleet of tipper trucks. DawesGuard developer, and creator of Dawes Highway, James Dawes, is a former MET traffic officer who was called onto the scene of lots of occurrences including HGVs and bicyclists throughout his 15-year profession. The gadget itself features both an inflatable barrier that stretches to the ground when inflated, and a shatter-proof plastic panel with a big warning sign alerting neighboring cyclists and pedestrians to the danger of being dragged below. The ₤ 3,000 DawesGuard gadget can be activated from the cab via a control panel and has actually been developed with inner-city usage in mind. The target location is, of course, main London where there have been 5 bicyclist deaths in 2016 according to cycling-intelligence. com, 3 of which was available in the month of Might alone. A career of witnessing accidents like those in London in Might was what encouraged Mr Dawes to develop DawesGuard. His dream is to avoid the victims – in addition to their enjoyed ones, and witnesses – from experiencing the terrible repercussions of these occurrences. Dawes’s declaration to the Night Requirement. “As a bike police officer I frequently attended accidents in between bicyclists and big cars. “After realising the most severe injuries were sustained when a person was dragged underneath an automobile’s wheels I simply needed to do everything I could to stop the danger of such harm. “I will never ever forget the dreadful impact serious accidents have on the witnesses and families of people associated with crashes. “I gave up my …
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