Cemex launches pedestrian safety campaign
Cemex has launched a new safety campaign aimed at pedestrians, warning them of the dangers around large goods vehicles.
The move came as Department for Transport figures showed that fatalities among pedestrians rose 5% in 2017, with four times as many deaths among the group as among cyclists.
Cemex’s tankers, tippers and concrete mixers have been branded with the striking yellow message ‘Don’t Chance it. Look out before you step out’.
The firm’s health and safety director, UK, Andy Taylor said: “We all walk, from the very young to the not-so-young and our roads are very busy. We want to alert all pedestrians, particularly those who may be tempted to cross immediately in front of trucks in heavy, slow-moving traffic, about the dangers and how to stay safe.”
The annual Department for Transport report on personal injury accident statistics on public roads in Great Britain in 2017 showed an increase in fatalities amongst pedestrians of 5%, with four times as many fatalities amongst pedestrians compared to cyclists.
“Our campaign has come at the right time when pedestrian fatalities are on the increase. In addition to specific training for our drivers and the additional safety features we have on our vehicles, we plan to brand a further 50 trucks with the ‘Don’t Chance it’ logo which will soon be on the country’s roads travelling round communities. Hopefully these trucks will make a real difference,” added Taylor.