Lorries told to remove ‘cyclists stay back’ stickers
Sarah Barth July 30 2016
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Many lorries will be removing poor signage for cyclists thanks to the work of pressure groups objecting to instructions such as ‘cyclists stay back’.
The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS), a voluntary accreditation scheme encompassing all aspects of safety, fuel efficiency, vehicle emissions and improved operations, is planning to clamp down on these incorrect signs following widespread complaints.
One firm, a waste removal company called A Better Service, was told to remove lit-up signs saying ‘stay back’.
It was in place on about 500 HGVs, but FORS said it preferred warnings to instructions. ‘Take care’ was an approved message, according to Commercial Motor
Although FORS will only issue a warning for an incorrect sign, A Better Service was failed on its FORS audit because a number of its vehicles displayed no cyclist warning signs at all.