City of Edinburgh council has upgraded its waste fleet with cycle safety equipment with a view to preventing collisions between cyclists and lorries.
The local authority has integrated Cyclear technology into its vehicles, which comprises an illuminated sign that lights up to alert anyone travelling towards a lorry when it is turning left, and a speaker announcing the manoeuvre for additional warning.
Edinburgh council waste vehicles now feature technology to warn drivers when cyclists are nearby
Sensors on the side of the vehicle also detect when a cyclist travels alongside it, alerting the driver with an audible message. The system will operate and detect a cyclist if they undertake a lorry, should the illuminated sign not be activated.