The Fors initiative is offering free vulnerable road user (VRU) warning signage to members.
It said the primary aim of this warning signage is to draw the attention of VRUs, particularly cyclists, to the potential blind spot on the nearside of larger vehicles.
Fors standard ‘V7 – vulnerable road user safety’ requires operators to fit vehicles over 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight with blind spot warning signage.
The scheme’s guidance states that the signage should warn VRUs of the hazard, for example ‘Blindspot – Take Care’.
However, Fors added that it does not support ‘stay back’ messages and would ask that all existing ‘Cyclists Stay Back’ warning signs be replaced with this new version, which has been designed in conjunction with the cycling community.