Be aware of Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs)

Posted 25 Feb 2010 to News by Sarah Scannell

Research has shown that nearly three quarters of cycle fatalities in Dublin are caused by left turning HGVs. Drivers can struggle to see you, especially if they’re turning left and you’re going straight ahead:

  • Risk can be minimised if drivers and cyclists are aware of each other and behave responsibly.
  • Never ride up on the inside of a left-turning truck. Trucks have limited visibility and often can’t see you.
  • Remember that on sharp turns, articulated HGVs often swing out right before turning left.
  • Be extra alert when either passing or being passed by an HGV.

We have produced this short film with the Road Safety Authority to help cyclists and HGV drivers navigate Dublin’s streets more safely.