A major advance in making roads safer for cyclists and pedestrians was announced today.
Lorries will be redesigned to eliminate the driver’s “blind spot” responsible for countless deaths.
So this is now law. I know this is all very well-intentioned, but isn't it rather spectacularly missing the point? A lorries blind spots are enormous. And I can't see how they can 'eliminate' them, unless you turn the cab into a big glass bubble, and tell them not to actually carry a load. Seems like a lot of effort to go to (or in usual EU fashion; force other people to go to) to achieve very little.
The problem here isn't lorry design. The problem is idiots. You see them all the time. Riding up the inside of lorries and buses. Anyone with half a brain should surely know that thats a suicidally stupid thing to do. No amount of vehicle design is going to prevent them still being idiots
Perhaps the millions now having to be ploughed into this might be better spent of educating the terminally thick. Or maybe just leave Darwinism to take its course….