Statistically lorries only make up only five percent of vehicle mileage in the UK but account for 19 per cent of deaths. In London they are responsible for half the deaths of cyclists, and 12 per cent.
The CTC are trying to stand up for our rights so if you don't want to be made into a lorry sandwich then please contact Mike Pending, transport safety minister in writing urging the prevention of these new rules. This can be done by means of a prepared letter at www.ctc.org.uk/nolongerlorries.
Also worth looking at is this site http://tinyurl.com/3pfugdt which came about after the death of Eilidh Jake Cairns on February 9th 2009. The family launched the campaign 'See Me Save Me' and have gained substantial support from EU politicians. In the UK a bill into parliment is also in place proposing the "fitting of equipment to HGVs to eliminate blindspots."