An ex-policeman who was almost killed by a HGV lorry has offered his support for a new campaign that aims to improve road safety for cyclists.
Online PR News – 19-August-2010 – – An ex-policeman who was almost killed by a HGV lorry has offered his support for a new campaign that aims to improve road safety for cyclists.
The “2 Way Street” campaign is hoping to raise awareness amongst both cyclists and lorry drivers, and has received public backing from 59-year-old Keith Graham of Upton on the Wirral.
Speaking about the campaign, Keith told the Liverpool Echo: “I think normal motorists are aware, but for wagon and HGV drivers, we want to give them more information.
“The campaign is also to make cyclists just as aware as other road users, and make them more confident on the roads.”
A member of the Cycling Touring Club, Keith was cycling along Green Lane in Liverpool in November 2003 when he was involved in a collision with a HGV vehicle.
Keith needed several life-saving operations, and after months of rehabilitation, he still relies on a wheelchair for movement when he goes outside.
Despite his limited mobility, Keith is aiming to introduce more disabled people to cycling, and hopes the new campaign will put pressure on Liverpool City Council to give cyclists more protection on the roads.
He said: “I certainly think, as far as Liverpool is concerned, there is a need for it and I know the city council have been trying to reduce the number of vehicles in the city.”
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