Transport for London has won the prestigious Premier Prince Michael International Road Safety Award for its CLOCS scheme’s success in improving HGV and road safety.
CLOCS has worked with vehicle manufacturers to create a range of new, safer HGV designs with low-entry cabs and larger windows which will make it easier for drivers to see cyclists and other road users.
The scheme was selected as a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award winner earlier this year and has now been awarded the Premier Award which goes to the most outstanding winner of any category.
Announcing the award, HRH Prince Michael of Kent said: “The private sector can make a huge contribution, especially when working closely with public authorities.
“In our cities, especially in London we face a continuing challenge to keep our pedestrians and cyclists safe.
“So it is with great delight that this year my Premier Award goes to the team behind the CLOCS programme – a fine example of successful cooperation.”
TfL’s Director of Surface Strategy and Planning, Ben Plowden, said the award was “a huge honour for our staff and our colleagues across the construction industry” and expressed hope that it would encourage more companies to work with the scheme.