Fight on against lorry blind spots despite EU report.
Wednesday 13 June 2012
The number of deaths and injuries surely justifies the urgent need to act against lorry blind spots, says North East of England MEP Fiona Hall. Eilidh Cairns, originally from Northumberland, was killed by a lorry whilst she cycled to work. Since then her friends and family have been working with Fiona Hall to push for a new European law. They want all HGVs to be fitted with sensors and cameras which they say would eliminate the blind spots. But a year after the European Parliament backed their campaign, a European Commission report claims there is insufficient evidence to justify the technology. Fiona Hall is deeply disappointed. She says she will now up the campaign and press the EU's transport chief on the issue.