Tuesday, 24 November 2009

HGV driver on a mobile?

On its website, the London Cycling Campaign has this pic of a cyclist and a lorry driver, designed to underline the message that cyclists need to watch out for left-turning lorries.

To me, the photo simply underlines the lack of infrastructure for safe cycling in London, and how you will never get a mass shift to cycling in conditions like this.

But look closely. Isn’t that lorry driver using a handheld mobile phone? His bare left arm appears to be raised to his left ear in the classic posture of someone holding a mobile phone, and his bare right arm appears to be steering the lorry. It looks dodgy to me...