Require the Secretary of State to make provision requiring the fitting of
equipment to heavy goods vehicles to eliminate driver blind spots; to make
other provisions relating to the safety of cyclists, pedestrians and other road
users; and for connected purposes.
Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and
consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present
Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—
The Minister must by order within 12 months after the day on which this Act
require the fitting of equipment to heavy goods vehicles to eliminate
driver blindspots and aid driver awareness of cyclists, pedestrians and
other road users in the immediate vicinity of the vehicle;
make other regulations to ensure drivers are trained in using safety
equipment as fitted to their vehicles, to improve the safety of cyclists,
pedestrians and other road users;
(c) impose penalties on haulage operators for—
(i) failure to fit such equipment; and
failure to ensure drivers are fully trained in the use of such
An order under subsection (1) may include but is not limited to the following
(a) cameras and thermal imaging equipment;
(c) proximity detection and warning devices;
(d) other driver assistance and safety systems.
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Orders and regulations made under this Act are to be made by statutory
instrument and are to be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of
either House of Parliament.
(1) This Act may be cited as the Road Safety Act 2011.
(2) This Act comes into force on the day on which it is passed.
(3) This Act extends to England and Wales, and Scotland.