货运安全 & 运输行业
运费 and haulage is the backbone of the economy yet the public perception of heavy goods vehicles is poor. They are seen as machines that dominate the roads and cause collisions, 交通拥挤及噪音污染.
Statistically HGV drivers are safer than car drivers, 每英里的交通事故减少一半, but the size and weight of heavy goods vehicles mean that when a collision does occur, 其后果可能要严重得多.
一般来说，车辆越大, 司机的能见度就越低, and an HGV is likely to have extensive blind spots to the rear, 一边, 驾驶室前面和左边. 许多事故涉及脆弱的道路使用者, especially cyclists are due to the near一边 blind spot.