What Is A Trixi Mirror ?


What Is A Trixi Mirror ?

Maybe not in Staffordshire however Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, is seeking government approval to place mirrors at traffic lights to prevent collisions by revealing cyclists and pedestrians hidden in lorries' blind spots.

Transport for London confirmed it is in talks with the Department for Transport to get the go ahead for the so-called "Trixi" mirrors in light of a series of accidents involving lorries turning left at junctions.

Of the 15 cyclists who died on the capital's roads last year, nine were killed in collisions with lorries. In most cases the lorry was turning left and the driver failed to see the cyclist on their inside.

The proposed mirror would give the driver, who will be looking at the traffic signals as they wait for the lights to change, a clear view of anyone between the lorry and the curb, or those just below the front of their vehicle.

It does highlight the issue that lorries do have much reduced vision to the rear so take care when approaching them and give them plenty of space whether you are a cyclist, motorcyclist,  or car driver they may not be able to see you . Make sure you can see their mirrors, they may then have a better chance of seeing you.

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