TRUCK drivers have taken to two wheels to find out what it’s like to ride a bike in a bid to improve road safety.
The Safe Urban Driving scheme has been created by walking and cycling charity Sustrans in an effort to reduce collisions between bike riders and trucks.
A one-day course allows truck drivers to experience being a road user from a rider’s perspective. It was piloted by Belfast City Council and is now being expanded with help from the Freight Transport Association (FTA) that represents owners and drivers of half of all trucks on UK roads.
The FTA’s Seamus Leheny said: “Our members take road safety awareness very seriously and are working hard to reduce the fatalities involving lorries on the road. We are pleased to work with Sustrans in developing this training course and are delighte...