I was looking back through some notes, and found something I took down whilst at one of the Commercial Vehicle Educations Unit’s ‘changing places’ demonstrations, designed to illustrate HGV/LGV/lorry ‘blind-spots’ to cyclists. This is from 2007, so a little bit out of date. I don’t know why I didn’t put it in my original post.
I was speaking to one of the CVEU officers, and he expressed surprise at their strike rate, when stopping LGVs, i.e. how many times CVEU officers stop an LGV (lorry) and find something wrong.