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New cycling safety sign chosen

London, UK: The cycling safety campaign to find a new safer cycling sign has chosen a winner.

The signs, shown here, designed by, Huw Gwilliam, “ticks all the right boxes” says the Freight Transport Association which supported the competition run by How’s My Driving.

New cycling safety sign chosen

The contest was open to all road users and received huge response. All the entries are shown on the website.

Gwilliam, as first prize winner receives his £1000 prize at Westminster Palace, London on Monday

The competition was for a new design which would remind drivers to be extra vigilant in their watch for riders and warn cyclists that extra care is needed when passing along the inside of large vehicles.

The association sees the competition as a significant milestone in its cycling safety campaign and development of the Cycling Code launched in 2011.

The association has long seen the need for a universally recognised sign warning cyclists to stay away from large vehicles.  The challenge was for entrants to come up with a design that would be visible from a distance and would alert to the hazard but would fit in the restricted space available at the rear of the vehicles.