Bus Blind Spot Demo For Cyclists That Saves Lives

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Cyclists concerned about their personal safety on the roads are invited to take part in a demonstration of bus blind spots that is so powerful it can save lives.

Brighton & Hove Buses has got together with the City Council, East Sussex Fire and Rescue and Sussex Police to offer cyclists a chance to sit in the cab of a double decker bus and see for themselves what a driver can and can’t see when a cyclist is moving towards them.

Ed Knight, of Brighton & Hove Buses, said: “This is the second of these most recent events. We held one up at Sussex University and it was a huge success. Dozens of students and lecturers took turns to sit in the cab while my colleague Darren Eaton from the fire service cycled towards the bus: first cutting in behind it and then moving towards the front on the off-side.

“It’s such a powerful demonstration of the areas around the bus where the driver has good and – more importantly – poor visibility that I believe it can save lives.”

The demonstration will take place on Friday December 8 outside the Royal Pavilion in New Road near the Theatre Royal. For more information please contact Brighton & Hove Buses’ customer services at  info@buses.co.uk or call on 01273 886200.

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